Academy of Romanian Scientists (1996 – present)

Academy of Romanian Scientists (1996 – present)


At the first AOS congress, organized on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Romanian Association of Scientists, with the theme “Science at the end of the millennium”, Mr. Grl. Prof. Vasile Cândea proposed the return of the institution to the title of 1935-1948, namely that of “ACADEMIE”, with the preservation of certain elements of the name of the association and thus the title became “Academy of Romanian Scientists”, hereinafter abbreviated AOSR.

The adoption of the name “Academy of Romanian Scientists (AOSR)” was approved by the AOSR General Assembly on 22-24 May 1996, which took place during the First AOSR Congress at the Palace of Parliament, in the presence of many members of the Romanian Academy (Eugen Simion, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy, Marius Sabin Peculea, Secretary General of the Romanian Academy, N.N. Constantinescu, former Secretary General of the Romanian Academy between 1990-1994, Alexandru Balaci, Mihnea Gheorghiu, President of the Arts, Architecture and Audiovisual Section of the Romanian Academy, Nicolae Cajal, President of the Medical Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy, Cristofor Simionescu, Vasile Stănescu, Toma Dordea, Constantin Bălăceanu-Stolnici, Gabriel Țepelea, Răzvan Teodorescu, Dorel Zugrăvescu), some prominent members of the AOSR (Dan Amedeo Lăzărescu, Corneliu Coposu) and 40 scientists from abroad. Academician Eugen Simion, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy at that time, participated as a member of the Presidium of the General Assembly. There were no objections from the participants when the name change was debated and the decision was adopted unanimously.

The Academy of Romanian Scientists is the successor and sole legatee of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (1936-1948) and of the Romanian Association of Scientists, established by HCM no.1012/30 May 1956, which in 1996 changed its title from Romanian Association of Scientists to Academy of Romanian Scientists (Court decision of 3 October 1996, adopted by the Court of Sector 1 Bucharest, Case 231/P.J./1996).

The Academy of Romanian Scientists functioned as an NGO until the advent of Law no. 31/2007, when it became an institution of public interest. Draft Law of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, initiated by Gen. (r) Prof. univ. dr. Vasile CÂNDEA and Senator Ion BASGAN (for which the Bureau of the Presidium of the Romanian Academy and the President Ionel Haiduc gave their consent, with the mention that the newly created institution would be called “Academy of Romanian Scientists” and the title would be translated into English “Academy of Romanian Scientists”), was supported before the Romanian Parliament and approved almost unanimously by both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. The law was submitted to the President of Romania for promulgation and entered into force on 15 January 2007 (Law 31/15 Jan. 2007, published in the Official Gazette no. 35 of 18 Jan. 2007).

AOSR organised the 2nd AOSR Congress (27-29 Sept. 1998) in Bucharest – “Development on the Threshold of the Third Millennium”, the 3rd AOSR Congress (1-4 June 2004) in Constanta – “Water – a Miracle”, the 4th AOSR Congress (15-17 October 2009) in Timișoara – “Quality of Life” – and the 5th AOSR Congress (30-31 May 2013) in Bucharest – “Earth – Our Home”.

Having been elected President of the Academy of Scientists, Mr. General Prof. Dr. Vasile Cândea, together with the members of the Board of Directors, evaluated the members according to selective scientific, internal and international criteria. In this respect, in 2003, the number of full members was reduced from around 4500 to 312, and the list of members was communicated to the Ministry of Education and Research, although at the time the Academy had NGO status. Their number was subsequently reduced to around 100, based on internationally recognised scientific visibility criteria.

The Academy of Romanian Scientists is a national forum of scientific consecration, which brings together representative personalities of science. The main aims of the AOSR are to promote, develop, support, protect science in all its forms, actions and methods, direct, indirect or adjacent. The main objectives of AOSR are:

  • National promotion of interdisciplinary research in natural sciences, engineering and applied sciences, medical disciplines, etc. Organise two national interdisciplinary conferences annually.
  • Initiating international contacts, by creating links with academic, research and higher education bodies abroad, with Romanian scientists abroad, as well as with foreign ones.
  • Providing a suitable framework for scientists from different fields to meet, thus contributing, through information, to the creation of interdisciplinary teams to solve complex issues.
  • Promoting young researchers by supporting their participation in scientific events in the country and abroad and by helping them to obtain scholarships, etc.
  • Carrying out, on a contractual basis, through specialised structures, scientific research work, participation in governmental and non-governmental scientific research programmes, preparation of reviews, references and bibliographical syntheses.
  • Annual awards to the best books published in various fields of science and culture.

AOSR has 13 scientific sections and 9 branches located in university cities or in other cities with significant scientific potential: Bucharest – headquarters, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Iasi, Piatra-Neamt, Targoviste, Timisoara, Chisinau and one in New York (USA).

The AOSR has a Publishing House and a Library, and under its aegis operate scientific research units, the Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research “Constantin Angelescu” and the “Scientica” Foundation. The AOSR has 134 full members, 34 honorary members and 82 corresponding members, selected on the basis of internationally recognised criteria of scientific and cultural visibility. 15 AOSR members are simultaneously members of the Romanian Academy. It also includes 97 honorary members from abroad, outstanding personalities of international scientific life.

Throughout its history, the ASR has had 8 laureates and the AOSR one Nobel Prize winner.


President: Prof. Dr. Ing. Adrian BADEA

Vice President: Prof. Dr. Ing. Doina BANCIU

Vice President: CS1 Dr Doru-Sabin DELION

Scientific Secretary: Prof. univ. dr. eng. Petru ANDEA

Honorary Council

Honorary President: –

Dr. Eng. Ion BASGAN

Writer and sociologist Dinu SĂRARU


H.E. Prof. Dr. TEODOSIE, Archbishop of Tomisului

Prof. univ. dr. gen. (r) Constantin MINCU

Section I – Mathematical Sciences
Section II – Physical Sciences
Section III – Chemical Sciences
Section IV – Biological Sciences
Section V – Geonomic Sciences
Section VI – Technical sciences
Section VII – Agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences
Section VIII – Medical sciences
Section IX – Economic, legal and sociological sciences
Section X – Philosophy, theology, psychology
Section XI – Historical and archaeological sciences
Section XII – Information science and technology
Section XIII – Military Sciences

AOSR has a Publishing House that publishes about 50 titles annually. Under its aegis operate scientific journals, the most important of which are:

Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists (11 biannual series):

01 Mathematics
02 Physics and Chemistry
03 Biology
04 Technical sciences
05 Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
06 Medicine
07 Economic, legal and sociological sciences
08 Philosophy, theology and psychology
09 History and archaeology
10 Information science and technology
11 Military science

Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures (ISI impact factor=0.963)

International Journal of Medical Dentistry

International Journal of Communication Research

EVRIKA Physics Magazine