Establishing the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Distance Learning
The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Distance Learning (CFCID) was founded as one of the key actions pertaining to the Education Reform in Romania, by the Decision of the Babeș-Bolyai University Administration Council on 08 September 1997.
Distance and part-time education at Babeș-Bolyai University is organised according to the National Education Law no.1/2011, the MECTS Order no. 6251/2012 for the approval of the Framework Regulation on the organisation, conducting and establishing the workload of teaching activities in distance and part-time education at the higher education level, the regulations of the Ministry of Education and ARACIS, the Babeș-Bolyai University Charter, the decisions of the Babeș-Bolyai University Senate and the CFCIDFR Organisation and Operation Regulation.
Lifelong Learning at Babeș-Bolyai University is regulated by the National Education Law no.1/2011, GEO no.129 /2000 on the professional training of adults, MO 3163/01.02.2012 on the approval of the Framework Methodology for the organisation and operation of postgraduate continuing education and professional development programmes, the provisions of the Ministry of Education, the Babeș-Bolyai University Charter, the decisions of the Babeș-Bolyai University Senate (Regulation 4775/22.02.2012 on the organisation and operation of postgraduate continuing education and professional development programmes) and the Regulation on the organisation and operation of CFCIDFR.
As of the 1998-1999 academic year, the university has been offering undergraduate courses in the following degree programmes through distance learning: Political Science, History, Psychology, so that the year 2002 saw the first graduating class. In addition to the specialisations listed above, the following degree programmes were introduced beginning with the academic year 1999-2000: Sociology, Philosophy, Social Work, European Studies, Management of European Institutions and from the 2000-2001 academic year the following degree programmes: Journalism, Special Education, Management Assistance, Business Management in the Hotel Industry, Public Administration, and Biology.
The following specialisations were granted temporary operating licence under Government Decision No. 410/2002 on university structures and specialisations from higher education institutions accredited or authorised to operate provisionally (amended and republished): History (5 years) and Philosophy (5 years) at the Faculty of History and Philosophy; Sociology (5 years) and Social Work (5 years) at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work; Psychology (5 years) and Special Education (5 years) at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences; International Relations and European Studies (5 years) at the Faculty of European Studies; Political Science (5 years) at the Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences.
In 2001, applications were submitted for securing the provisional operating authorisation for the following specialisations: Public Administration and Journalism at the Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, and in 2003 for the specialisation Lawat the Faculty of Law and for the specialisations Agri-Food Economics; Marketing; Management; Economics of Trade, Tourism and Services; Accounting and Management Information Systems; Finance and Banking; International Economic Relations; Statistics and Economic Forecasting; Business Information Systemsat the Faculty of Economics.
According to the Babeş-Bolyai University Senate Decision of 24 March 2003, Babeş-Bolyai University Distance Learning Offices were established in Timişoara and Târgu-Jiu, which serve as branches of the Babeş-Bolyai University Centre for Lifelong Learning and Distance Learning.
Renaming the centre
By UBB Rector’s Office Decision no. 8277 of 3 May 2011 the name of the Centre for Continuing Education and Distance Learning (CFCID) was changed to Centre for Lifelong Learning, Distance Learning and Part Time Education (CFCIDFR).