Mihai Cirlanaru is a methodical busy man that cares about his time. You can presume that from his answers, which are to the point and leave no room for interpretation. They are, in other words, some code lines used by programmers during software development because technology is put to work to the benefit of humans.
Ever since his adolescence, he has understood that without thorough study he will fail to do what he wants. As an alumnus of the
'From the beginning of high school I had wanted to study abroad. The desire was motivated not necessarily by the differences between the Romanian and Western university systems, as rather by the desire to study in an international environment with students from all over the world that would give me complete freedom to choose my classes regardless of my choice of specialty. I was fascinated by the freedom that their education systems offered. So I got to document myself about the application process at foreign universities, and finally I ended up studying at such a university,' says Mihai.
Because he was interested in and fascinated by computers, the way they work and the way in which these devices can be 'trained' to conduct various activities to the benefit of humans, Mihai Cirlanaru chose to continue his computer science studies at the
'The main difference from the Romanian education system is the freedom to choose the classes that interest you related to the subject matter you want to major in. Moreover, particularly in the U.S. and the
He worked hard there as well, which won him Europeanwide recognition, as he was elected Student of the Year 2011 in
With his first degrees in computers awarded by the
The exceptional training extended to him opened doors to computer sciences, where he put into practice all the knowledge gathered from his studies.
The young man is not yet contemplating coming home. He prefers to work abroad, hoping to develop his own business in the next ten years, a dream he has had ever since he started studying computers.
But, he has retained his optimism when it comes to the opportunity to capitalise in
'I hope that in the near future this will true. Unfortunately, for the time being, I am not so convinced I could find a job that maximises the knowledge I acquired abroad,' he says.
What would be the strongest argument for a decision to return to the places where he grew up? 'Homesickness is one of the most powerful feelings for me and a strong reason for coming back to
There would be something else that could make him return home: 'In addition to the desire to be with my family, the ability to change things at home for the better using the expertise I acquired in the West would be a solid argument professionally for a decision to come back home. I really hope one day that will happen,' says the exceptional Romanian young man.
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