Research Club

The Research Club is a research unit dedicated to students and graduates of the Department of Public Administration, as well as others in FSPAC. Within this Club you can participate in different research groups, and even create new groups to take part in various activities.

The principles and values ​​of the Club are volunteering, competitiveness and looking to develop research skills.

The purpose of the Research Club is to encourage innovation and research capacity by conducting applied research on any topic.


1. Improving research skills

2. Socializing and networking within the research context

Target group: students, graduates, researchers, educators, practitioners

Coordinator: Raluca Antonie

Short history

The Applied Research Club has previously worked as the Applied Research Laboratory in Public Administration (LCAAP), which contained 11 research groups. The positive experiences reported by students who participate encouraged us to promote and develop this initiative. Some of the research products were published, while others have been successfully used as diploma dissertation or papers presented at various conferences. Each research group was led by a student and supervised by a scientific coordinator of the Public Administration Department.

  1. Management of research

Research management department aims to actively support research groups through the operation of the following units:

Unit 1. Documentation and Database

Unit 2. Training & Development

Unit 3. Funding

Unit 4.  Proof-reading and academic writing

Unit 5. Career Development

Unit 6. Visual identity

Unit 1: Documentation and Databases provides each research group constituted support and access to documentation, management and implementation of databases. Coordinator: PhD. Dan Balica

Unit 2: Training & Development offer CCA members short- and long-term trainings on topics of great interest in research. The topics for training may be proposed either by CCA members or by external experts.

Coordinator: drd.Tudor Țiclău, PhD. Bogdan Moldovan

Unit 3. Research funding presents the opportunities related to research projects, research grants and research contracts.

Coordinator: PhD. Pavel Alexandru, PhD. Teodora Raț

Unit 4. Proofreading and academic writing style provides services related to the review of scientific writing in a clear, well-structured and in a personal style by avoiding the impersonal language. Coordinator: Dr. Cosmina Paul

Unit 5. Career Development provides support in identifying skills and competences in career guidance and counseling for career development.

Coordinator: PhD. Cristina Haruța

Unit 6.Visual identity designs and implements the identity strategy of Applied Research Club (ACC) website, brand and other elements of visual identity.

Coordinator: PhD. Adrian Hudrea, PhD. Nicu Urs

Research groups department

The “Research Groups” department offers the opportunity to coordinate research or to participate in a research group. The research coordinators and the members promote excellence in social science research.

By participating in a research group within the Club you will have the following benefits: collaborating with colleagues who have similar interests in research, practicing and coordination skills, socialization in a distinct and creative environment.

In order to become a member of the Applied Research Club you have to complete:

1. Application Form

2. CV in Europass format

3. Those who would like to propose a project and to coordinate a research group, will have to complete the draft proposed research project documentation to coordinate a research group

Involving in the Applied Research Club can bring the following benefits:

– Participation in applied research, grounded in current social realities within research groups
– Access to specialized training in research
– Access to research and publications within the club
– Participation in team-building activities
– Recognition as professional practice
– Access to all services offered by its members through the units:

  • Documentation and databases
  • Training
  • Funding of research (research projects, research grants, research contracts)
  • Proof-reading
  • Career Development
  •  Visual Identity

Each research group will organize its own work, and every six months we will organize a meeting of all members of the Club where, among other activities, will be presented the progress of all activities conducted.