State University „AL.I. Cuza” of Iasi
University „AL.I. Cuza” is the first in the top of the
education institutions in Romania as it regards research in 2005 and also in 2006.
At present it has more than 900 teachers and researchers as well as an
important infrastructure. Our university researchers and
professors’ research work is present in the top publications in
various fields of research in the whole academic world.
University „AL.I. Cuza” is the oldest university education
institution in Romania. It has developed a more than 140 year activity
in Sciences and in Humanities. The Faculty of Orthodox Theology was
founded in our university in the very beginning, being the oldest
institution of theological high education in Romania. In time, AL.I.
Cuza” University has gained prestige and developed partnerships
with the most known education institutions in the entire world.
Cuza” University is the second in size in Romania. At present it
has 16 faculties that cover a wide range: from sciences and Philology
to Physical Training, numerous Bachelor’s Degrees, doctorates and
post-doctoral programs. There are over 36,000 students in our
University every year.
Cuza” University is placed in Iasi and is one of the biggest
university centers in East Europe. Here there are, besides our
university, more than 10 state and private universities, that cover all
the education fields, from Arts and Music to Constructions,
Architecture, Agronomy or Polytechnics. This represents an excellent
environment to develop cooperation in research and competition for
quality. In all these universities of our town there are schooled over
100,000 students per year.
Cuza” University considers the programs of research, of quality
increase and of education diversification a priority. In 2006, our
university received a 1.5 million dollar financing from the Romanian
Government as part of a program for infrastructure development in
research. A major part of these funds will be headed towards
interdisciplinary projects in sciences.
We are fully interested in supporting the project regarding the publishing of the Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science. We consider the journal a chance to also develop the interdisciplinary research component regarding Religion and Science.
a great part of our faculties already want to take part in this project
and are represented at the highest level. Even more, we are convinced
that this publication represents an invitation for many local and
national academic resources, but also for many of our partners from the
abroad research institutions. We consider that this publication could
be a way of valuing the spirituality and Orthodox Theology patrimony in
the dialogue between Science and Religion. On the other hand, through
the foreign partners, the publication could encourage the whole
theological and Romanian environment to participate in the new research
and knowledge project up to the highest academic standards.
such an interdisciplinary project in Religion and Scince, „Al. I.
Cuza” university may bring its history prestige in the Romanian
university area, the orthodox theological education, the top quality of
the academic research, partner institutions and scholar-contributors at
a local, national and international level and a major impact in the
local, national and international theological and academic environment.
support the Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and
Science project of the „Al. I. Cuza” university and we hope
you will join us.
Prof. PhD Dumitru Oprea, Rector,
State University Al. I. Cuza Iasi
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