The Institute has signed a new research contract for young researchers with Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) for a study on “Sustainable path for just transition for coal regions in Romania” and the first such contract with a Romanian university.

The research will last one year. This is the 54th research contract for young researchers signed by the Institute and the fifth signed in 2020 following those signed with the University of Leeds, the University of Luxembourg, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and Johns Hopkins University (Bologna).

Founded in 1913, Bucharest University has become one of the largest economic higher education institutes in both Romania and South-Eastern Europe with close to 23,000 students.

STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI-EIB research internships) is a programme that provides grants to universities in order to finance junior researchers carrying out research projects proposed by the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) under the joint supervision of a university tutor and an EIB or EIF co-tutor. To date, 58 young researchers from 38 universities in 13 European countries have benefited from the STAREBEI programme.