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The Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science


  • The Center was officially established by the Senate of the State University Al. I. Cuza Iasi, in june 2006 as a Center of The Faculty of Orthodox Theology
  • The Center was established to offer a platform for professors and Ph. D. students from different faculties of the University to engage in advanced research regarding religion and science. They are encouraged to make use of all their competance and skills for deep interdisciplinary research.
  • The Center provides a structure for interdisciplinary research with a theological perspective. As the Center is founded in the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, a spiritual perspective is ensured.

         The main outcome of the Center will be the Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science - JIRRS

    The Center also plans to start a Master Programme in Religion and Science from October 2007, making use of the interdisciplinary experience and the work that the Center has accumulated since its establishment.

Section of Research

  1. Systematic Theology, Hard and Natural Sciences (fields: Systematic Theology, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Geophysics, Ecology, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy of Science)
  2. Religious Anthropology, Hermeneutics and Human/Socio Sciences (fields: Religious Anthropology, Anthropology, hermeneutics, social psyhology, sociology, cultural studies, theories of arts, media sciences)
  3. Religious Ethics, Bioethics and Medical Sciences (fields: Medical Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Personal Development Sciences, Bio-ethics, Law, Genetics, Neurology)

Coordinator of the Center                                                        Secretary
Rev. Prof. PhD. Gheorghe Popa                                            Rev. Deacon Sorin Mihalache
Vice - rector, Universitatea „Al. I. Cuza” Iasi

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Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science