The Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova was founded in 1991 as an educational institution with an economic profile, whose main objective is the high-quality preparation and expertise enhancement of lifelong learning for academic staff in various fields and the promotion and exploitation of scientific research. The institution currently hosts 18,000 students and staff. The Centre for Studies in European Integration Studies of the Academy aims to introduce, disseminate and institutionalise European concepts and promote synchronisation with the EU model as a viable alternative for Moldova.
Cahul State University is a public institution that was founded in 1999. It trains and provides the southern region of the Republic of Moldova with highly qualified professionals. The university has concluded agreements of cooperation and partnership with universities in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, and France. The university also co-operates closely with the Euro-region "Low Danube" universities. The indicators and the socio-economic and academic characteristics of the University make it one of the most dynamic institutions of the country, and demonstrate responsibility in the implementation of European educational standards in collaboration with other higher institutions from the Republic of Moldova and Europe.
The Free International University of Moldova was founded in 1992. The University is a premier private sector university catering to the needs of local and international students by providing quality technical education. The institution aims to be a world-class university, championing the accessibility and diversity of university studies, achieving excellence in teaching and research, and engaging in the service of society in promoting lifelong education. The University offers high quality accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to meet individual, community and national workforce needs, and to be a centre of excellence for research and innovation in cutting-edge disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of science and technology, relevant to both the region and the country as a whole.
The National Council of Rectors of Moldova
The National Council of Rectors of Moldova is a non-governmental organisation, which unites rectors of 26 state and private higher education institutions in the Republic of Moldova. The Council is funded by its member universities in relation to their student enrolment. The Council is a forum where university rectors can discuss future challenges and propose strategies and recommendations to national public authorities in order to meet them.
The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova is the central public administration for education in the Republic of Moldova. Its main competencies include developing strategies and promoting state policy in the educational sphere. In 2011 the objectives of the Ministry included focusing on improving the legal and regulatory framework in accordance with the requirements of modern society, international law and European standards; improving the quality of education by gradual transition from secondary education to academic preparation of students for life; ensuring access to quality education for all citizens of Moldova; including early education for all preschool children; developing training at all levels aimed at providing a competitive workforce with the current needs of the labour market.