The Institute of Interdisciplinary Research was founded in 2019 as a research and technological transfer structure functioning within “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, whose main objective is to generate and promote excellence in research, according to the institutional development strategy, aimed at increasing the capacity of research, development and innovation, as well as international competitiveness and visibility.

The Institute of Interdisciplinary Research includes two interdisciplinary research departments: the Department of Exact Sciences and Natural Sciences, the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities and three research centres: The Integrated Center of Environmental Science Studies in the North-Eastern Development Region (CERNESIM), The Research Center on Advanced Materials and Technologies (RAMTECH) and The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Archaeology (ARHEOINVEST), including Archaeological research base “Acad. Mircea Petrescu-Dîmbovița” Cucuteni-Băiceni.

The research-development and technological transfer activity of the Institute is conducted in compliance with the Strategic Plan for Institutional Development of the University, being oriented towards fundamental and applicative research activities in the following fundamental fields: a. Exact Sciences; b. Sciences of Life, Environment and Earth; c. Humanities and d. Social Sciences.

Aiming at the consolidation of the international recognition of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași for the quality of its research activity, the Institute focusses on developing scientific research that is relevant for the academic, economic and social environment by encouraging multi- and interdisciplinary research activities through efficient collaboration of the component entities, including collaborations with our local and global partners, and through open communication in the outcomes valorisation process.

Mihaela MOCANU, Ph.D.

Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research