Tracking Report on Specific Indicators for 2020/2021
- Centre for Research on Mental Health, UB Clinic for Psychological and Educational Assistance and Intervention
- Centre for Research on Neurobiology and Molecular Physiology, Faculty of Biology
- Laboratory of Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
- Integrated development project for advanced medical treatment technologies, Faculty of Biology
Collaborations and health services
- The University of Bucharest develops partnerships with institutions that aim to improve the health and well-being of the population, participating in dedicated events, being a partner in research projects or initiating such collaborations to provide its students with relevant facilities for their placements. These events happen at all levels, including:
Local and national Collaborations
- The faculties of the University of Bucharest whose study programmes prepare specialists with skills and knowledge in the medical field (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Education Sciences) have concluded partnerships with various medical institutions, both at the local and national level, the objective of which is to carry out student internships, research, lectures, joint events, recruitment and selection among students/graduates, etc. We list below some examples:
- Faculty of Biology: national institutes (Institute of Pneumophthisiology “Marius Nasta”, National Institute of Infectious Diseases “Matei Balș” etc.), clinics and hospitals (SC Centro SANADOR SRL, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest etc.);
- Faculty of Chemistry: national institutes (C.I. Parhon National Institute of Endocrinology, Bucharest), laboratories (Regina Maria Central Laboratory, Bucharest, Labormed Alvogen, Bucharest, etc.);
- Faculty of Physics: national institutes (Bucharest Oncology Institute “Prof. Dr Alexandru Trestioreanu”), clinics and hospitals (MEDEUROPA Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology Clinic, “Dr Carol Davilla” Central Military Emergency University Hospital, etc.);
- Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences: individual psychology offices, clinics, and hospitals (Serenity Clinic, Bagdasar-Arseni Emergency Hospital, etc.).
- The University of Bucharest is also a member of ROHEALTH – Cluster for Health and Bioeconomy.
- The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Bucharest participates together with institutions from 35 countries in the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action CA19117 Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO). The Researcher Mental Health is an action that focuses on well-being and mental health in academia, a topic of strategic importance for the European Research Area. The ReMO team consists of academics, practitioners, policymakers and consultants to higher education institutions.
- The University of Bucharest organises outreach programmes and projects in the local community to improve and promote health and well-being. In 2021, the members of the academic community of the University of Bucharest organised a series of actions aimed at supporting the general public by providing advice on health and wellness issues and other relevant topics. Special attention was given to the specific context created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some of these initiatives:
- UB Dose of Science is a project launched in 2021 that proposes a focused and dynamic way of communicating scientific information and creating dialogue with the general public. Initiated under the aegis of the UB Conferences – “Science for all”, UB Dose of Science encourages the connection between academia and non-academia, based on current and interesting topics. The project is relevant as it also promotes topics such as vaccination and can reach a wide range of the population, contributing to better health and well-being.
- The University of Bucharest has been actively involved in supporting the efforts against COVID-19, and several actions were organised to provide advice and expertise on health and wellness issues to the wider community. A UB Coronavirus Info (COVID-19) page was rapidly developed, providing objective information on the most important questions associated with the pandemic situation. Meanwhile, information campaigns such as Informed and Vaccinated were organised. To support the vaccination effort, the “We get vaccinated. Are you?” campaign was launched to address the need for information from the university community (March 2021). As part of the campaign, short videos were created in which specialists and students from the University of Bucharest answered the most frequently asked questions about immunisation against COVID-19.
- Laboratory of Clinical Cognitive Sciences constantly organises events and webinars dedicated to mental health and well-being. In 2020-2021, subjects covered include: The Riddle Brain (Dragoș Cîrneci), How anxiety gets us sick (Ovidiu Bobei), Shame and guilt: How do they affect us and how do we deal with them? (Andreea Luca), Chronic diseases – Scientifically validated psychological approaches in assessment and treatment (Simona Pascal), The impact of technology on eating behaviour (Ioana Podina), Irrationality/Cognitive Distortions in Anxiety – How do we overcome our fears? (Alina Chivu), The couple in pandemic times (Ana Toma), How our emotions and thinking influence our eating behaviour (Ana Anghelescu), Does every (Insta)Gram count? – The Effect of Social Networks on Eating Behaviours (Ștefan Heller), How to learn better according to cognitive psychology (Alexandru Pană), Wellness science – obstacles and strategies (Denisa Boroi) .
- The University of Bucharest shares, to the extent available, its sports base with the local community.
- The sports base of the University of Bucharest has 11 sports halls and fields, with a rich program of sports activities, running from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 22:00, with various sports competitions scheduled on weekends. Some o sports fields are accessible to all interested people and can be rented. For example, the sports fields at the Faculty of Law and the Măgurele hall are available for rent, at rates ranging from 15 lei to 200 lei/hour. The UB also owns the Cumpătu base in Sinaia, which is used for mountain sports activities.
- The University of Bucharest provides students with access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services and mental health support including information and education services.
- According to the National Education Law no. 1/2001, students benefit from free medical and psychological assistance in university medical and psychological clinics or state-run polyclinics and hospitals. The students of the University of Bucharest receive free healthcare services in any of the public medical units as well as in its medical practice, which belongs to the Administration of Bucharest Hospitals and has a staff of 11 employees (7 doctors and 4 nurses) covering the specialities of General Medicine and Stomatology. In the context of these medical services, to sexual and reproductive healthcare services are also covered.
- Within the University of Bucharest operates the Clinic for Psychological and Educational Assistance and Intervention (CAIPE). The primary mission of the clinic is to provide psychological and educational assessment, assistance and counselling services to students and staff of the University of Bucharest, as well as to members of the local community. CAIPE serves students and young professionals through hands-on educational, training and continuing development programmes to ensure the highest standards of professional preparation in the service of the community. Leveraging the human and infrastructural resources of the University of Bucharest, CAIPE provides evidence-based psychological and educational services in a supportive and confidential manner, always monitoring the effectiveness of the services provided and the needs of the professionals delivering them.
- The University informs students through the Department of Counselling and Career Guidance about various problematic situations that may affect the student experience throughout their degree and provide them with psychological counselling.
- The University of Bucharest provides staff with access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, and mental health support including information and education services.
- The Psychological and Educational Assistance and Intervention Clinic also offers its services to the staff of the University of Bucharest and members of the local community. Thus, CAIPE provides evidence-based psychological and educational services in a supportive and confidential manner, always monitoring the effectiveness of the services provided and the needs of the professionals who provide them.
- At the University of Bucharest there is a Centre for Psychomotor Counselling and Quality of Life Enhancement for Teachers and T.E.S.A. Staff. The Centre meets all the conditions for the development of psychomotor activities and the diversification of leisure activities for teachers and T.E.S.A. staff of the University, also targeting aspects concerning the health of its employees and their way of life.
- The regulations of the University of Bucharest regarding smoking comply with the national legislation (law no. 15/2016) prohibiting smoking in enclosed spaces at the workplace and enclosed public spaces.
- The smoking policy in the University of Bucharest was regulated by the decision of the Board of Administration on 8 July 2015, which complies with national legislation and is in force for the academic year 2020-2021. This document specifies the spaces where smoking is prohibited, as well as the places specially designed for smoking. This decision was updated in 2022.
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