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Gabriel Alexandru VÎIU,PhD

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Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu is a doctor in Political Science – degree awarded by the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. He completed his doctoral cycle in the period between October 2011 and September 2014 with a thesis focused on the policies of research evaluation in higher education, on the mechanisms of funding and quality assurance and on the theoretical problems of ranking universities and their associated departments. Prior to the doctoral cycle Gabriel Vîiu graduated a master programme in Political Theory and Analysis and a bachelor programme in political science, both within the NSPAS. His study interests include policies regarding the higher education system, methods and instruments of research evaluation, quality assurance in higher education, neo-institutional theory, social choice theory and scientometrics.

 

Publications:

a)      Papers presented at scientific events

• „Research-driven classification and ranking in higher education: An empirical appraisal of a Romanian policy experience”, coauthors  M. Păunescu & A. Miroiu, presented at the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Istanbul, June 2015

• „Rank reversal in university league tables: a social choice approach”, coauthor A. Miroiu, presented at the Joint Conference on “Logic, Game Theory, and Social Choice 8” and “The 8th Pan-Pacific Conference on Game Theory”, Taipei, May 2015

• „A critical appraisal of the Romanian classification of universities based on research performance”, coauthor M. Păunescu, presented at the Society of the 21st Century. Challenges, Trends, and Perspectives conference, Iaşi, May 2014

• „Ranking Romanian academic departments in three fields of study using the g-index”, coauthors A. Miroiu & M. Păunescu,  presented at the Society of the 21st Century. Challenges, Trends, and Perspectives conference, Iaşi, May 2014

• „Technical higher education in Romania: a comparative study”, coauthor M. Vlăsceanu, presented at the World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, July 2012

 

b)     Published articles

• „A theoretical evaluation of Hirsch-type bibliometric indicators confronted with extreme self-citation” – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Journal of Informetrics, 10/2 (2016), pp. 552–566. *** The full text of this article is available until the 22nd of June 2016 through the following link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1S~226EAije3B~

• Research-driven classification and ranking in higher education: An empirical appraisal of a Romanian policy experience” – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Mihai Păunescu, Adrian Miroiu, Scientometrics, 107/2 (2016), pp. 785– 805  *** this paper is a revised and expanded version of the one previously published in the Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul.

• „Quality-related funding in Romanian higher education throughout 2003 – 2011: a global assessment” – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Romanian Journal of Society and Politics, 10/2 (2015), pp. 26–59

• „Ranking Romanian academic departments in three fields of study using the g-index” – Adrian Miroiu, Mihai Păunescu, Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu. Quality in Higher Education, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2015.1051794

• „Research-driven classification and ranking in higher education: An empirical appraisal of a Romanian policy experience” – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Adrian Miroiu, Mihai Păunescu, in Salah, A.A., Tonta,Y., Salah, A.A.A., Sugimoto, C., Al, U. (Eds.): Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul (2015), Istanbul: Boğaziçi University Printhouse (ISBN 978-975-518-381-7), pp. 622–633

• „The quest for quality in higher education: is there any place left for equity and access?” – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Adrian Miroiu, in Curaj, A.; Deca, L.; Egron-Polak, E; Salmi, J. (Eds.): Higher Education Reforms in Romania. Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges (2015), Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-08053-6),  pp. 173–189

• „Ierarhiile universitare și efectul de inversare” [„University Rankings and the Reversal Effect”]- Adrian Miroiu, Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu – Revista de Politica Ştiinței şi Scientometrie [Journal of Science Policy and Scientometrics], 2/4 (2013), pp. 277–285

• „Evaluarea cercetării universitare din România. Abordări metodologice alternative” [„Evaluation of University Research in Romania. Alternative Methodological Approaches”] – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Adrian Miroiu – Revista de Politica Ştiinței şi Scientometrie [Journal of Science Policy and Scientometrics], 2/2 (2013), pp. 89–107  ***this article has been republished as a chapter in Miroiu, A. & Florian, B. (Eds.) (2015) Universitatea românească azi [The Romanian University Today], Bucureşti: Editura Tritonic (ISBN 978-606-749-033-6), pp. 211–249

• „Ranking political science departments: the case of Romania”  – Gabriel-Alexandru Vîiu, Mirela Vlăsceanu, Adrian Miroiu, Quality Assurance Review for Higher Education , 4/2 (2012), pp. 79–97

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