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Ioan Mihailescu
University Professor of Sociology
Rector of the University of Bucharest

Born: March 24, 1949

Studies

  • 1971 - M.Sc. in Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
  • 1974-1979 - Cross Culture Studies at Unesco European Center for Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 1975-1976 - European Rural Community Studies at the University of Paris X, Paris, France
  • 1980 - Ph.D. at University of Bucharest, with the Doctoral Thesis: "Agricultural Structures in Europe"

Professional Career

  • 1971-1974; 1979-1985 - Assistant Professor — Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1974-1979 - Scientific Secretary, UNESCO European Center for Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 1985-1991 - Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1990-1991 - Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1991-1992 - Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1991-1996 - Vice Rector, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1992-present - Full Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • 1993-1996 - Executive Secretary, Consultative Group for Higher Education and Research, Romania
  • Since 1996 - Rector, University of Bucharest, Romania

Special contributions in sociology:

  • Paradigm of a community study
  • A genetic-structural model of the Romanian rural community
  • Paradigm of the transcultural process
  • Model of the Romanian rural family
  • A socio-anthropological theory on structural violence
  • Features of social establishment pathology with special reference to totalitarian societies
  • A model of family functions and structure
  • Epistemological-methodological model of the modernization process
  • Paradigm of divorce analysis

Academic Activity

  • 1992-Present - Associate PH. D. Advisorship at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Universities of Marseille, Paris-Sorbonne, France, Universities of De Paul, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • 1990-Present : PH. D. Advisorship at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • 1971-Present : Field Research Coordinator, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • 1990-Present : Lectures ("Basic Sociology", "Social Policy", "Cross-Cultural Studies"), University of Bucharest, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
  • 1975-1993 - Visiting Professor: University of Vienna, Austria, Universities of Paris X, Grenoble, France, Universities of Witten and Bonn, Germany, University of Torun, Poland, University of Seoul, S. Korea
  • 1977-1978 - Invited Speaker – Summer Courses: Salzburg, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

Scientific publications

  • Author or of 17 books and 5 textbooks, among which:
    • "L'avvenire delle campagne europee" (co-author: Corrado Barberis), Milano, Franco Angeli Editore, 1976, 250 p
    • "L'avenire de l'agriculture et et de societes rurales en Europe ", Vienna,CEUCORS, 1976
    • "Rural Community Studies in Europe" (co-author: J.L.Durand-Drouhin and L.M. Szwengrub), Oxford, Pergamon Press, Vol. 1 - 1981; Vol. 2 - 1982; Vol. 3 - 1985, 1450 p
    • "Theory and Methods in Rural Community Studies" (co-author: Henri Mendras), Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1982, 450 p
    • "Internationalization in the European Agro-Food Sector" (co-author: A. Mollard & H.M. Wirsig), Paris, ISMEA, 1983, 320 p
    • "Sociology. Textbook" (co-author), Bucharest, University of Bucharest Publishing House, 1985, 560 p
    • "Le developpement rural en Roumanie", Paris, UNESCO Documents, 1985, 210 p
    • "Bureaucracy and Policy in Romania", Seoul, KAPA Press, 1993
    • "Dictionary of Sociology" (co-author), Bucharest, Babel Press, 1993, 1012 p
    • "Legislative and Administrative Issues on Higher Education", Council of Europe, LPR, 1994, 175p
    • "Academic Assessment and Accreditation in Central and Eastern Europe" (co-author: Malcom Frazer), UNESCO-CEPES, 1995
    • "The System of Higher Education in Romania", Bucharest, Alternative Press, 1998
    • "The Family in European Societies", Bucharest, University of Bucharest Publishing House, 2000
  • Translations of reference books
    • Emile Durkheim, "Les regles de la methode sociologique", (Regulile metodei sociologice), Bucuresti, Editura Stiintifică, 1974
    • A. Schaff, "Geschichte und Warheit", (Istorie si adevăr), Bucuresti, Editura Politică, 1982
    • Microelectronics and Society. Report to the Club of Rome", (Microelectronica si societatea), Bucuresti, Editura Politică, 1985
  • 50 scientific papers and booklets, among which:
    • "The Rural Countryside of Tomorrow", (Vienna, CEUCORS, 1975)
    • "Les possibilites et les limites de la recherche comparative transnationale ", Social Sciences Information, XVI, (Paris, 1977)
    • "L'avenir de la famille en Europe", (Paris, UNESCO Documents, 1980)
    • "Iluziile si sperantele ideologiilor dezvoltarii", Sociologia dezvoltarii, (Bucuresti, Editura Stiintifica si Enciclopedica, 1984)
    • "Coeziunea familiala si divortul", Viitorul social, 6, 1987
    • "Alternativa pentru agricultura românească", Sociologia românească, 1, 1990
    • "Exigentele metodologice ale sondajelor de opinie", Sociologia românească, 2, 1990
    • "Les sciences sociales en Roumanie", Romanian Journal of Sociology, 1, 1990
    • "Social Sciences in a Changing Romania", Europe in the Making, (London, Blackwell Publishers,1992)
    • "Mental Steretypes in Post-Totalitarian Romania", Government and Opposition, (London, 1993), 28, 3.

Affiliations

  • International Council of Social Sciences, 1974-1979
  • Council of the Association for Mediterranean Studies, since 1983
  • Executive Committee of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 1983-1987
  • International Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, – Vice President, since 1991
  • The European Club of Rectors, – Founding Member, 1991
  • European University Forum, European Interuniversity Co-operation Programme, since 1993
  • Council of the Romanian Sociological Association, – Vice President, since 1993
  • Consultative Body for Higher Education and Research, Executive Secretary, 1993-1996
  • National Council for the Reform of Education, since 1994
  • First Vice President of the International Rural Sociology Association, since 1996

Orders and Awards

  • Comandor de l'Ordre des Palmes Academique, France (1998)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA (1998)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Oradea, Romania (1998)

Address

  • Official: University of Bucharest, 64, Kogalniceanu Ave., 70609, Bucharest, ROMANIA, Phone: +40-21-312.0419, Fax: +40-21-313.1760, E-mail : rector@unibuc.ro 
 

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