A Comparative Study of Some Features of Higher Education in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary

The transition from the centralized economy to the market economy has determined
important changes in higher education in the countries of the former socialist bloc. In a
relatively short period an impressive growth in the number of students has been
recorded without taking into account the evolution of the number of pupils in high
school and demographic phenomena, such as increased migration, reduced birth rate,
and so on. In a medium and long time horizon the current increases in the number of
students cannot be sustained. For the analysis of the data series we used a number of
econometric techniques.