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    robine55 is offline Registered User
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    Question Oradea University

    Hello

    Anybody ever heard of "Oradea-University"?
    website: www.uoradea.ro

    Is it an accredited university or just a diploma mill?

    Thanks for your help!

    R

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    Buna seara, Robine 55:

    It is very defiinitely a real, historic, "GAAP", state-run Romanian university. Quite some time ago, there was a thread about distance learning and Romanian universities. I spent a lot of time plowing through every Romanian university website. The information on DL was pretty sketchy although a few appeared to offer it. How much is in English and how much Romanian-only, I don't know.

    Most folks here will not have heard of Oradea/Nagyvarad, so a degree from there may just get blank looks and thus require explanation to rescue its utility, but the university is unquestionably legitimate and IMHO one of the better Romanian unis.

    If you want me to research further, let me know. Use the search function to track down that old thread.

    Janko Preotul

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    Originally posted by uncle janko
    Buna seara, Robine 55:

    It is very defiinitely a real, historic, "GAAP", state-run Romanian university. Quite some time ago, there was a thread about distance learning and Romanian universities. I spent a lot of time plowing through every Romanian university website. The information on DL was pretty sketchy although a few appeared to offer it. How much is in English and how much Romanian-only, I don't know.

    Most folks here will not have heard of Oradea/Nagyvarad, so a degree from there may just get blank looks and thus require explanation to rescue its utility, but the university is unquestionably legitimate and IMHO one of the better Romanian unis.

    If you want me to research further, let me know. Use the search function to track down that old thread.

    Janko Preotul
    Hi Janko

    First of all, thanks for all this information.
    It would be great if you could do a "further research" - maybe there is some connection to UNIVERSIDAD EMPRESARIAL????
    (Sorry for my bad English)

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards
    R

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    Gee whiz, I like you--you keep asking about stuff I already looked at, so I can spout off and be lazy.:p

    Seriously, I did also look at Empresarial a while back, and found it confusing. They claim some sort of authorization from the Costa Rican government, but whether it's a business license or an accreditation equivalent amounting to GAAP status--and whether that accreditation is a real deal honestly obtained--I surely do not know.

    I e-mailed Empresarial repeatedly with questions about my own academic plans, but never got any response. There are some old threads on Empresarial, and there were threads discussing Costa Rica's integrity or lack thereof in educational matters maybe two or three months ago. Use the terms to search. I wish I knew how to post thread links, but I still don't. Dumb.

    A lot of weird stuff went on in the process of decommunistization (sic), so it's just possible there is some link between Oradea and Empresarial. I cannot imagine that such a link is worth a bucket of warm, uh, spit, as Vice President Garner more or less used to say. As Romania is more and more up to speed with the rest of Europe, such links will cease to work, if they really exist at all.

    {I should point out that one of the worst mill conglomerates operated out of Romania, Israel, and California. However, it used fake Olde Englisshe names for its totally nonexistent "schools," and did not shelter under the aegis of any actual Romanian university, good, bad, or indifferent.}

    I would trust a degree from Oradea long before I'd trust one from Empresarial. Is Empresarial a mill? Maybe, maybe not. It surely is opaque, and that raises my suspicions.

    I'll be happy to hunt for info again, BTW. The more specific the area/question, the better.

    Regards, Janko

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    OK, I read through the section on international relationships in the UO website. Unless I missed it, there is no reference to Empresarial University/Universidad Empresarial in the news items. There is a list of partner universities, however, at the end of the section. Empresarial isn't on it, and all the listed universities are completely legitimate, accredited, etc., beyond any doubt with two or three *possible* exceptions (one of the Sammarinese schools might be a problem). Not all the organizations listed are degree-granting institutions; some are academic societies or professional organizations.

    Here's the link. Scroll down toward the end for that international partner university list.

    http://www.uoradea.ro/romanian/topic...nationale.html

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    [Be aware also that there is now a private religious school in Oradea now called "Universitatea Emanuel din Oradea", run by (I think) Southern Baptists from the US. I do not believe that it has any connection whatsoever to "the" Universitatea din Oradea. It has some sort of legal permit, but what that amounts to I do not know.]
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    Please check out earlier thread...


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    Smile

    I was hoping you'd show up. You know much more about this stuff than I do. (Even if you are a West Sider :D .) Thank you for posting the link to the old thread.

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    Thank, Janko, my pleasure to be of informational service.

    I wish we get more information on non-traditional options in universities that do DL.

    KKA

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