Romanian universities face a variety of problems, of which, obviously, the financial ones occupy a major role. In this regard, the concerted efforts of universities and their associations (CNR, ARUT, Consortium Universitaria, Academica Plus) are known to require the responsible actors - the Parliament, the Government - the gradual increase of the budget allocated to education and research. At the same time, the allocation of significant additional funding, taking into account performance criteria, "based on an objective, transparent methodology to whose development representatives of all academic associations should also be involved" (see ARUT Communication of 28.10.16) must further support the increase of educational and research performances and, last but not least, the improvement of the international visibility and image of the Romanian universities. The realization of the "University National Metaranking Exercise - 2016" can therefore be seen in these coordinates.