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Research in Romania


The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has participated in a variety of activities in Romania since about 1995. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Bob Ives and Dr. Kathy Obenchain presented a research paper on critical thinking at an international conference at Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (UBB) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. While there, we also met with faculty in general education and special education, and resolved with them to more aggressively pursue closer collaborative opportunities. Both Dr. Ives (2008) and Dr. Obenchain (2009) were awarded Fulbright Fellowships that enabled them to strengthen teaching, research and service ties with professional colleagues and students in Romania and the US.

On this web site you can learn about our annual trips to Romania. University of Nevada students earn course credits while studying in Romanian and working in Romanian schools. You'll also have a chance to meet some of those students. The web site describes a variety of scholarly activities - publications, presentations, and ongoing work - that have developed out of this collaboration. We are also engaged in many service activities such as providing clothing and basic school supplies for Rroma (gypsy) children, and sending books  and journals as resources to our colleagues at UBB. You might also check out some of the Romanian recipes. Chocolate-filled clatite are definitely not bad.

Group of students


Who would want to work and study in Romania? Past participants include faculty, undergraduates and graduate students.

Corvin Castle

Exploring Romania

Discover Dracula's Castle, medieval monasteries, Roman ruins and much more.
Exploring Romania

People on bench

Research and Projects

This program studies the ramifications of momentous changes in Romanian society.
Research and Projects


  • Courses - Research, data collection and analysis are daily experiences.
  • Service - This program would not be possible without generous support in Romania and the United States alike.

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