Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
has recently hosted the scientific symposium „Academicianul Florin Gheorghe Filip la
70 de ani”. The symposium was dedicated to the renowned
Romanian academician Florin Gheorghe Filip, born in Bucharest in
1947. Holder of a PhD degree in Automation, with a decade long
vice-presidency of the Romanian Academy, the distinguished
professor currently heads the Science and Information Technology
Section within the Romanian Academy in addition to being Director
of the Academy’s Library.
The symposium held in Arad paid
homage to the personality of the Romanian academician. The invited
speakers highlighted important aspects regarding F.G. Filip`s
managerial and scientific activity, two of his most important works
being amply presented by AVU professors. This introduction was
followed by a lecture on Decision Support Systems
by F.G Filip.
The symposium also hosted
presentations dedicated to the scientific projects undergoing
within UAV with special emphasis on NanoArt-BioCell, one of the
university`s most important research projects. Notable key speakers
were: Prof. PhD. Ramona Lile, Prof. PhD. Valeriu Beliu, Prof. PhD.
Ioan Ditzac, Prof. PhD. Valentina Balas and Prof. PhD. Mariana
“We have been deeply honored by
the distinguished professor`s visit. It was a combined opportunity
for us to recognize his accomplishments and to highlight the
scientific research conducted within Aurel Vlaicu University. This
symposium was ultimately dedicated to scientific research” stated Rector Prof.
PhD Ramona Lile.
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad in
collaboration with ATRU (The Documentation and Information Center
for the National Self-government of Romanians across Hungary)
established a new accord meant to help preserve Romanian customs
and habits in Romanian communities across Hungary.
“It`s a framework agreement meant to
allow further joint projects aimed at supporting Romanian
communities from within Hungary. It is very important that our
national traits be maintained in these communities, to be passed on
to the coming generations. I am convinced that through these civic
and cultural activities that are to be conducted in cooperation
with our partner institution, we help preserve the Romanian spirit
across the border” pointed out Rector Ramona Lile.
“We wish for our joint actions to
support Romanian culture and to create ties between the Romanian
community from Hungary and the domestic one. Aurel Vlaicu
University of Arad is able to support these undertakings and
possesses the required expertise to develop relations between the
two communities. Aurel Vlaicu state university has always been a
trustworthy partner for the Romanian community form Hungary” added
Mariana Negreu Vetro director of ATRU`s Documentation and
2013 Call for Exploratory Workshop proposals
Deadline: 18 April 2013, 16.00
Each year, ESF supports between 25-40 Exploratory Workshops across
all scientific domains.
These small, interactive output oriented meetings are aimed at
opening up new directions in research to explore emerging research
fields with potential impact on new developments in science. The
workshops, which usually last 1-3 days, have a wide participation
from across Europe and involve mature scientists as well as young,
independent researchers and scholars with leadership potential. The
relatively small scale (in terms of people involved) provides
an ideal platform for focus on the topic and for all participants
to contribute to discussions and plan follow-up collaborative work.
President's Welcome Speech to the 2013 Conference
Dr. Jennifer GIDLEY
"In 1972 a group of social and cultural innovators met in
Bucharest, Romania, and decided to found the World Futures Studies
Federation the following year in Paris.
WFSF is fortunate to inherit such a great legacy of intellectual
strength, vision and courage, laid into its very foundations.
I feel honoured to lead such a well-founded organization.
But when I reflect on the last 40 years, and the next 40,
What will we create in 2013 that will still be going strong in
another 40 years?
What innovations can we invent that will lead to a better world in
There is no doubt that technological innovation is increasing
exponentially. But, are we, as human beings, keeping up?
Are we innovating socially, culturally in ways that will create the
futures we want—futures that benefit everyone, not just a few.
Our 21st WFSF World Conference in Bucharest in June 2013 will focus
on the importance of innovation, across a wide spectrum of social
and cultural domains.
I look forward to welcoming you in Bucharest."