New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study

RELINK Fellowships (1996-2002)

The RELINK Program targeted highly qualified young Romanian scholars returning from studies or research stays abroad. Ten RELINK Fellows were selected each year through an open competition; in order to facilitate their reintegration in the local scholarly milieu and to improve their working conditions, a support lasting three years was offered, consisting of: funds for acquiring scholarly literature, an annual allowance enabling the recipients to make a one–month research trip to a foreign institute of their choice in order to sustain existing scholarly contacts and forge new ones, and the use of a laptop computer and printer. Besides their individual research projects, the RELINK fellows of the last series were also required to organize outreach actives involving their universities, for which they received a monthly stipend. NEC published several volumes comprising individual or group research works of the RELINK Fellows.

Magda CÂRNECI

Senior Researcher, Institute of Art History and Theory, Bucharest


Cristian POPA

Vice-Governor, Romanian National Bank, Bucharest (as of 1998)


Adri-Paul ILIESCU

Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest Director, Didactic and Pedagogical Publishing House, Bucharest (as of 1999)


Silviu Dan LUPAŞCU

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest


Florin ŢURCANU

Researcher, Institute of Southeastern European Studies, Bucharest Associate Professor, Faculty for Political Science and Administration, University of Bucharest


Horia CIUGUDEAN

Senior Researcher/Director of the National Museum, Alba Iulia

Associate Professor, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Editor-in-Chief of the journal APVLVM, Alba Iulia


Augustin IOAN

Associate Professor, Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture, Bucharest

Editor of “Arhitectura”, the magazine of the Romanian Architects' Union


Mihaela IRIMIA

Professor, Dept. of English Language and Literature, University of Bucharest

Director of Studies, British Cultural Studies Centre, Bucharest


Erwin KESSLER

Researcher, Institute for Philosophical Studies, Bucharest


Ligia Mihaela LIVADĂ-CADESCHI

Researcher, Institute for Southeastern European Studies, Bucharest

Associate Professor, Faculty of History, Univ. of Bucharest


Simona Mihaela MODREANU

Associate Professor, Dept. of French Language and Literature, A.I. Cuza University, Iaşi


Alin Adrian NEMECZ (Fellowship stopped in 1999)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca


Liliana POPESCU

Director, CEP Romania

Associate Professor, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest


Radu TEODORESCU

Psychiatrist, Gh. Obreja Hospital, Bucharest

Vice-President of the Romanian League for Mental Health, Bucharest


Mihai-Răzvan UNGUREANU (Fellowship stopped in 1999)

Associate Professor, Faculty of History, A.I. Cuza University, Iaşi

Editor-in-Chief of the “Review for Social History”, Romanian Cultural Foundation

Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000)


Vlad ALEXANDRESCU

Associate Professor, Department of French Language and Literature, University of Bucharest

Eléments pour une problèmatique du commencement


Ştefan BORBÉLY

Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Director of the “Echinox” literary magazine, Cluj-Napoca

The Image of the USA in the Romanian Mass-Media of the Cold-War Period


Romaniţa CONSTANTINESCU

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy/Institute of German Studies, Bucharest

Muster des Fremdverstehens, der Fremdwahrnehmung und Projektion im modernen Roman


Andreea DECIU (Fellowship stopped in 2000)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Literary critic at the “România literară” magazine, Bucharest

Nostalgia and the Construction of the Self: An Intercultural Approach to the Identity of the Sojourner


Mircea DUMITRU

Associate Prof./Vice-Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

On Incompleteness in Modal Logic. An Account through Second-Order Logic


Petre Radu GURAN

Researcher, Institute for Southeastern European Studies, Bucharest

Le prince et le saint. La légitimation du pouvoir princier par l’usage de la sainteté dans les pays byzantino-slaves (XI-e-XVI-e siècles)


Marius-Gabriel LAZURCA

ssociate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Philosophy & History, University of Timişoara

A Le statut et les interprétations de la corporalité dans l’Antiquité tardive


Ciprian MIHALI

Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy & History, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Espace et communauté. La philosophie et le défi du quotidien


Mircea MIHĂIEŞ

Professor, Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara

Editor-in-chief of the “Orizont” magazine, Timişoara

The Uses of Old Age


Cristian PREDA (Fellowship stopped in 1999)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Administration, University of Bucharest

Presidential Counselor (1999-2000)

Une histoire intellectuelle de la modernité politique roumaine


Ovidiu Edvin Traian BOZGAN

Assistant Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest

État et Églises dans la Roumanie communiste 1945-1968


Ovidiu CARAIANI

Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Confronting Collectivism: The Reconfiguration of Political Culture in Romania


Virgil-Ionel CIOCÎLTAN

Senior Researcher, Nicolae Iorga Institute of Historical Studies, Bucharest Visiting Professor, Faculty of History, University of Constanţa

Vom Ausgang des Mittelalters zur Schwelle der Neuzeit: Europas Einheit in Vorstellung und Wirklichkeit (1396-1453)


Cristina CODARCEA

Researcher, Institute of South-Eastern European Studies, Bucharest

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest

Catholiques, orthodoxes et musulmans. Pratiques syncrétiques en Europe du sud-est, 17-e – 18-e siècles


Anca DERER

Associate Professor, Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture, Bucharest

Die städtischen Wohnbauten in den deutschsprachigen Architekturbüchern der Barockepoche


Carmen-Aida HUŢU

Associate Professor, Dept. of Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iaşi

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Education and Training – Graduate School of Management, Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iaşi

Organizational Culture: Its Impact on Gaining Competitive Advantages for the Romanian Companies


Cătălin PĂUNA

Associate Professor, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

Economist, The World Bank Office Romania, Bucharest

Economic and Social Consequences of Labor Force Misallocation and Unemployment in Transitional Economies. The Case of Romania


Laurenţiu-Mihai ŞTEFAN-SCALAT

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Bucharest

Researcher, Institute of South-Eastern European Studies, Bucharest

Us and Them. The Role of Social Dialogue in the Social and Economic Transformations of Post-communist Societies


Nicolae TEODOREANU

Researcher, Constantin Brăiloiu Institute for Ethnography and Folklore, Bucharest

Assistant Professor, National University of Music Bucharest

Composer, member of the Musicologists’ and Composers’ Union of Romania

Rhythmussysteme in der rumänischen traditionellen Musik. Schwerpunkt: komplexe Rhythmen wie «parlando-rubato» und «aksak»


Constantin ZAHARIA

Associate Professor, Dept. of French Language and Literature, University of Bucharest

Éthique et violence. De Kierkegaard à Cioran.