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Academic Writing at Babeş-Bolyai University. A Case Study

  • Camelia MoraruEmail author
  • Mihaela Aluaş
  • Andrei Kelemen
  • Rodica Lung
  • Romana Emilia Cramarenco
  • Sonia Pavlenko
  • Christian Schuster
  • Cristina Bojan
  • Robert Balazsi
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Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 29)

Abstract

Research-focused higher education institutions can achieve scientific visibility, research performance, and excellence in teaching and research that is validated by internationally relevant publications by improving and maintaining the academic writing competencies of their researchers. Our case study presents the dynamics of trends and initiatives regarding academic writing at Babeş-Bolyai University over the last 5 years. It focuses on the developments that have led to the launch of the present training program aimed at developing the research competencies needed to publish relevant research findings, output, or data in English and German academic publications. The research methods used in this chapter include document analysis, project design and results analysis, direct observation, and interviews. Our results offer an insight into the organizational variables and mechanisms that could lead to the development of specific academic writing programs as part of a comprehensive institutional research strategy.

Keywords

Research strategy Academic writing University research Research competencies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Camelia Moraru
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mihaela Aluaş
    • 2
  • Andrei Kelemen
    • 3
  • Rodica Lung
    • 4
  • Romana Emilia Cramarenco
    • 1
  • Sonia Pavlenko
    • 3
  • Christian Schuster
    • 1
  • Cristina Bojan
    • 4
  • Robert Balazsi
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of European StudiesBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-Napoca/ClujRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-Napoca/ClujRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-Napoca/ClujRomania
  4. 4.Teacher Training Department and Counseling and Career Development CenterBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-Napoca/ClujRomania
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and Educational SciencesBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-Napoca/ClujRomania

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