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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31

The general objective of the project ENHANCE is to fully realize and to further develop the currently existing scientific potential of the agricultural economists of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (USAVMB), particularly with respect to quantitative methods like modelling, simulation, and scientometrics as well as game theory, in order to support FMEIARD’s development as the leading actor in agricultural economics in Romania with a strong European network. This objective will be achieved through the following specific objectives: 1. to establish institutions within FMEIARD which provide incentives to increase the quality of research and teaching as well as broaden international networks beyond the project’s life-time; 2. to create the capacity for cutting edge research on level of the individual staff member and –consequently– at faculty level, through the application of targeted measures (training sessions, summer schools), aiming at the transfer of specific theoretical and methodological know-how and skills, specifically responding to the strengths, weaknesses and resulting development needs of FMEIARD; 3. to strengthen networking and cooperation with international research institutions, through the partnerships within the ENHANCE consortium itself, through a consequent mutual exchange of researchers and through the integration of an international, scientific advisory board. 4. to raise the standards of particularly post-graduate education through the implementation of summer-schools and the exchange of post-graduate researchers; 5. to develop future dissemination and funding acquisition strategies; 6. to develop a system of quality assurance to monitor and measure the progress and success of the collaboration.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2017-12-31

The software LOBO is capable to deal with the whole office administration of a bike courier service. At the moment (27/06/2017) the software is used by 17 clients in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Poland. In total, about 10,000 dispatches are performed via the system monthly. The aim of this project is to estimate the potential and effort of an implementation of a computer-aided decision support system in the daily dispatching. It is important to estimate operational savings by qualitatively better decisions, which should improve the market position of the software. The project deals with project analyses, data collection and the conception of such a decision support system. The project focusses on mat- and metaheuristic solution methods for the problem. Especially important is the processing and integration of dynamic changes.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31

Cryptocurrencies are digital means of payment and are emerging besides the “old” payment method cash as a “new” currency. Bitcoin is the best known decentralised cryptocurrency so far. Since 2009, it has been used more and more for payment and as a speculative financial asset. Innovations like Bitcoin are challenging our society. The coexistence of traditional and modern (digital) currencies provokes tensions. If decentralised cryptocurrencies are being used like centrally organised money and if those currencies finally replace cash, the state will be transformed. Individual freedom and public participation will change. Traditional tools of governance to ensure and improve social cohabitation could become ineffective. Public funding of state functions like social welfare could be at stake. The law is insufficiently prepared to cope with these developments. The current project will illustrate public transformations triggered by technological progress. Moreover, it aims to develop new regulatory models for these phenomena.

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