SPORTS MANAGEMENT, A PRIORITY FOR THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT
Today, the 14th of September 2018, the ”Danubius” University in Galați hosted a necessary and special event both the Galati academic environment as well as for the Romanian Football Federation (FRF): the conclusion of a collaboration agreement between the two institutions for the promotion of quality sports education.
In the presence of a numerous audience, made up of academics, students and alumni of the university that are or were performance athletes, tens of representatives of private and public institutions, of the local as well as central local administration, along with sports representatives from four counties: Galați, Brăila, Călărași, Vrancea and Tulcea, the leaders of the two partner institutions, the Rector Associate Professor PhD Andy Corneliu PUȘCĂ and the President of FRF, Răzvan BURLEANU have presented the groundwork of this important partnership between the academic environment and the sports field.
The President Răzvan BURLEANU emphasized the necessity to professionalize Romanian football, with a focus on the importance of quality football management, the need for professionals in the field. ”Football involves intelligence including both sports efficiency as well as management intelligence”.
The ”Danubius” University, a higher education institution with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, partner of the Romanian Football Federation since today, will respond to this necessity by creating new graduate and post-graduate management programs, adapted to the sports field.
Furthermore, in his intervention, the President of FRF, Răzvan BURLEANU, spoke about other important issues of Romanian football, such as: the context of the industrialization of football, the impact of Romanian football on the national economy and its role of magnet business opportunities.
The benefits and the importance of sports education have also been invoked by Mr. Petre MARINESCU – Vice mayor of Tulcea and by Mr. Marius HUMELNICU, City manager of Galați, the latter mentioning a series of accomplishments of the past years in the support of local sports initiatives by the local public authorities in Galati.
Among the special guests of the event was Mr. Ionuț MOCANU –Executive Manager TEHNOPOL.
In charge with the implementation of this partnership, from the Romanian Football Federation is Mr. Constantin-Florin ȘARI, social responsibility and good governance manager, and from the „Danubius” University in Galaţi, Mr. Associate Professor PhD. Florian Marcel NUŢĂ.
The first A grade of this partnership was symbolically given in reciprocity by the representatives of the two institutions that offered T-shirts to the teams of each institution they represent.
The event was closed by a football match between the teams of the university: DANUBIUS OLD BOYS (professors / university staff: Andy Pușcă; Florian Nuta; Iftode Florinel; Stefan Gheorghe; Marius Mocanu; Andrei Tatulici, Iulian Savenco, Adrian Orzechowski; Cristinel Munteanu) and DANUBIUS YOUNG WOLVES (students/ university alumini: Marius Humelnicu; Ionut Mocanu; Sandu Daniel; Noaca Adrian; Lucian Panait; Pitariu Florin; Grigorescu Bogdan; Duda Mihai), the winners were the DANUBIUS YOUNG WOLVES.
Spokesperson –”Danubius” University,
Ana Alina IONESCU DUMITRACHE