February 27, 2024

AASCU Hosts Delegation of Moldovan Higher Education Leaders Through U.S. Department of State Program

AASCU'S Terry Brown speaks to the Moldova delegation.
AASCU'S Terry Brown addresses the Moldova delegation.

In late February, AASCU hosted eight higher education leaders from Moldova – ranging from rectors to a member of the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova – at our Washington office. During their visit, the delegation met with AASCU staff in sessions that covered various topics, including institution typology, membership classification, and the importance of regional comprehensive universities in higher education.

This visit was made possible through the Mississippi Consortium for International Development under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). IVLP, a flagship professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State, facilitates short-term exchanges among current and emerging foreign leaders and their American counterparts. The program advances foreign policy goals and promotes mutual understanding between nations by fostering dialogue and relationship building. U.S. diplomats select participants based on their professional achievements and potential to contribute to their countries’ development.

AASCU has a long-standing commitment to supporting IVLP and has welcomed numerous cohorts of higher education leaders to our office in the past. We were delighted to host our Moldovan colleagues, especially as we witness a resurgence of programs and partnerships in the post-pandemic era.

For those interested in engaging and hosting international leaders, we encourage you to explore opportunities IVLP offers. Visit the IVLF webpage.

2024 Moldova Delegation

List of Participants
  • Alexandra Barbaneagra
    Rector, Ion Creanga State Pedagogical University
  • Sergiu Cornea
    Rector, Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu State University of Cahul
  • Serghei Palihovici
    Director of the Institute of Public Administration, Moldova State University
  • Valentina Pritcan
    Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, Alecu Russo State University of Balti
  • Elena Prus
    Vice-Rector for Scientific Research and Doctoral Studies for International Relations, Free International University of Moldova
  • Galina Rusu
    State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova
  • Igor Sarov
    Rector, Moldova State University
  • Alexandru Stratan
    Rector, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova