The Role of the Universities of Oradea and Debrecen in Attracting Foreign Students in the Field of Medicine
THE FRONTIER WORKER - NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE LABOR MARKET IN THE BORDER REGIONS, Forthcoming
12 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2015
Date Written: 2014
In the context of cross-border cooperation, the border between Romania and Hungary is a very active one, with cooperation between the two countries reaching diverse fields of interest. At the same time there is a great interest for this cooperation in the Bihor-Hajdu Bihar Euroregion and in Oradea and Debrecen, the centers of the Bihor and Hajdu Bihor counties, respectively.
Out of all the fields that benefit from this cooperation, the educational field is the one that stands out the most, especially higher education – with the two university centers in question being the University of Oradea and the University of Debrecen. Between the two institutions the cooperation in the field of medicine will be our subject of study.
Given the territorial proximity of the two institutions and the growing interest in the prívate medical sector in this area, we can talk about a strong cross-border medical pole, Oradea-Debrecen at the border between Romania and Hungary.
The experience gained in the field of medicine, coupled with the application of good practice examples, internationally recognized study of medicine and increased visibility of the two centers has attracted more and more foreign students from all over the world that choose to study medicine here.
The research methodology applied in this paper has its basis in the analysis of social documents and the statistical analysis of data provided by the two institutions, with the target group being the University of Oradea and the University of Debrecen. Our aim is to highlight the importance of the two centers in the field of medicine and their ability to attract students for study at these universities. We will employ a comparative analysis between the two universities.
Keywords: mobilities, Bihor-Hajdu Bihar Euroregion, University of Oradea, University of Debrecen, field of medicine
JEL Classification: I20; I21; J11; J60; J61; J62
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