Management and Multiculturalism in Romanian Universities: A Case Study at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi


The paper aims to highlight the role of university management and multicultural education in an irreversibly interconnected world. The research objectives were related to the testing of the fundamental hypothesis according to which management and culture influence individuals and vice versa. The results showed that the academic management influences the multicultural community, and the relations between its members are always under the sign of change; both technologically and culturally. The conclusions of the research highlight that, first of all, in universities, people and technology influence and blend cultures. Multicultural education removes the barriers to communication and makes people understand others who are different from them. Self-determination is an essential dimension for this interconnected world in which multicultural educated people learn to work in teams (collectivism), learn to tolerate, understand and respect cultures very different from their own. The independence of the educated individual who makes his own decisions implies interdependence and multiculturalism. Culture and education will make the difference between those who understand what academic management in the multicultural world is and those who believe that management is only leadership, privileges and benefits.

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Gabriela Marinescu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Grigore T. Popa" Iasi, Romania

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Conference: IICEHawaii2020
Stream: Higher education

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