2018: EEA Mobilities – Universitatea Petrol-Gaze, Ploieşti

Project promoter: Universitatea Petrol Gaze din Ploieşti

Project Code: 18-MOB-0012

Partners: NORCE – Norwegian Research Centre and The University of Stavanger (Norway)

This project will address all the above problems by of the Norway and Romanian universities promoting academic excellence through joint research, education, and exchange of experience. This new curriculum improved in both universities, will allow forming engineers who can produce and manage innovation in the Chemical, Gas and Oil processing, Environmental, and new Materials sectors. This is in perfect alignment with the Norway priority, Engineering and engineering trades, set by national authorities in charge of higher education in collaboration with the European Commission and the EU Delegation to Norway. The graduates of the Master’s program will have the chance of continuing their scientific training in one of the programme’s universities with doctoral program in the field of Mines, Oil and Gas.Those graduates will have the chance to be employed by prestigious multinational oil companies.

This project is in perfect alignment with the EU commission action aiming to deepen the knowledge on extraction technologies and practices of unconventional gas and oil and to minimize potential health and environment risks. By this action was launched the European science and technology network on unconventional hydrocarbon extraction. The network aims to bring together practitioners from industry, research, academia and civil society, so as to ensure a fair and balanced exchange of ideas. It will collect, analyze and review results from exploration projects and assess the development of technologies used to extract unconventional gas and oil.In 2008, Petroleum‐Gas University of Ploiesti has obtained the maximum rating “institution with high confidence” in the process of external institutional assessment, conducted by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Research and scientific development are decisive criteria for the international recognition and thus they constitute priorities for UPG. The teaching staff of UPG is making significant efforts to conduct quality research.

The quality of research and teaching activity is also reflected in the large number of specialists trained by our university, who occupy important positions of leadership today, both in their home country and abroad. UPG has always been interested in increasing its international prestige and recognition by promoting the mobility of students and teachers and by supporting educational programs. The spectrum of skills students and master graduates acquired in UPG is extremely broad. Norway university offers to the students in the domain of Energy, and especially oil and gas, modules from chemical engineering to management and economics. Among the field of competencies of Norway staff members we list: energy production and conversion, process design, material and mechanics engineering, international finance and energy economics.