President

A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ~Lao Tzu

Professor Ioan Alexandru, Doctor of Law (born September 28, 1939 in Tohanu Nou, Braşov) is the President of the Centre for Academic Excellence, and one of its founding members. Professor Alexandru established himself in the field of Administrative Sciences not only as a theoretician, but also by the efforts undertaken in practice.

He obtained his Bachelor degree in 1961 at the Faculty of Law in Bucharest. Afterwards he attended postgraduate courses on organising and managing public administration, as well as foreign languages. These are followed by trainings at College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and European Institute for Public Administration (Maastricht, Netherlands) during 1992-1993.

He defended his doctoral thesis in 1975, coordinated by professors Ioan Ceterchi and Ion Vântu. In 1992 he is confirmed as university professor in Administrative Law and Administrative Sciences, and in 2001 as doctoral coordinator in Law and Administrative Sciences.

During 1980-1990 he was a lawyer in the Bucharest Bar. Beginning in October 1990 he works as a counsellor both within the Government and for the Presidency of Romania for a period of three years. He was the first dean of the Faculty of Public Administration of the National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, position he held for more than a decade, as well as Secretary of State within the Ministry of Justice during 2001-2003.

  • Doctor Honoris Causa of Danubius University in Galaţi, 2010;
  • Paul Negulescu Prize for Treaty of Public Administration, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 2008;
  • Anibal Teodorescu Prize for European Political-Administrative Systems, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 2007;
  • Mircea Manolescu Prize for Politics, Administration, Justice, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 2004;
  • Victor Dan Zlătescu Prize for Compared Administrative Law, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 2003;
  • National Order for Merit in the rank of Knight by Decree no. 161 of November 22, 2002 of the President of Romania;
  • Andrei Rădulescu Prize for The Crisis in Administration, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 2001;
  • Center for Information and Social Improvement Diploma, awarded by European House, Denmark, 1998;
  • First Prize Honorary Diploma awarded by Anghel Rugină University (Danubius) in Galaţi for scientific works, 1998;
  • Diploma awarded by the Romanian Institute for Management, 1997;
  • Mircea Manolescu Prize and Honorary Diploma for Interdisciplinary Research, awarded by the Union of Jurists of Romania, 1995;

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