Plenary speakers | LUMEN ESH2017


Veaceslav MANOLACHI, Ph.D.

Professor Ph.D. Hab., Rector of State University of Physical Education and Sport of Chisinau (MOLDOVA)

Rector of the State University of Physical Education and Sport of Chisinau (Republic of Moldova). I am also Merited Coach, holder of the Order of the Republic, holder of the honorary title The Name in Science, Honorary Professor of the Academic Union, Oxford. I have published over 100 scientific papers, courses, textbooks, and monographs. I have coordinated over 20 Ph.D. students as Doctoral Supervisor in the field of physical culture. In the last five years, we obtained two patents and registration certificates with copyright objects. The publication is mainly focused on physical education and sports management, sports psychology and philosophy. I have participated in national and international projects, including as project manager.


Cristian Mihail RUS, PhD

Lecturer PhD, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Visiting professor at Volda University College, Norway, funded program by Norwegian Government; Aarhus University Denmark; Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany;
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Aydin, Turkey; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Cristian Mihail Rus – Bachelor’s degree holder in gymnastics, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Linguistics and Sciences, Bacau, Romania. Master’s degree in “Intercultural Education”, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. Master’s degree holder of Olympic Studies module/ specialization, Loughborough University (UK). Doctor in Education Sciences, State University of Physical Education and Sport, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Graduated  “University staff human resources management” course, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration,  “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. Graduated “Quality, innovation, communication in life-long training system of higher education practitioners”,  Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the University of Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Timisoara. Graduated Foreign Policy and Diplomacy,  Romanian Diplomatic Institute.

The author of many specialized scientific studies, sole author, and contributor to several courses and auxiliaries. The author of the books: 2012 – “Karate. For physical education and sports teacher”. 2011 – “Gymnastics in School”. 2009 – “Physical education teacher training. Basic gymnastics means for higher education”. 2008 – “For physical education and sports teacher. Badminton”. 2007 – “Physical education teacher training. Basic gymnastics methods for higher education”. 2005 – “For physical education and sports teacher. Gymnastics”. Coordinated volume: 2010 – “For physical education and sports teacher. Methods used in school”.

Professor PhD Liliana BUDEVICI – PUIU
PhD in pedagogy, docent, Prorector of State University of Physical Education and Sport (MOLDOVA)

Activating the State University of Physical Education and Sport of Chisinau office of vice rector for scientific work, holding a PhD in pedagogy, docent.
She had published over 50 scientific articles, textbooks, lecture notes and monographs in sport management and legislation.
The scientific – teaching activity is centered mainly on the physical culture and sports, professional management and legislation. She teaches courses in Cycle I, II and III and qualifying as PhD supervisor. She successfully participated in research projects of national and international, and reviewed various scientific articles.


Antonio SANDU, PhD

Professor PhD, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)
Researcher LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)
Deputy Chair in Romanian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Cluj (ROMANIA)

Antonio Sandu currently works as Professor PhD at the “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, and as a Senior Researcher at the LUMEN Research Centre in Social & Humanistic Sciences in Iasi (Romania). He was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Health Policy of “Gr. T. Popa” University, Iasi. He has a BA in Philosophy, another one in Social Work, and the third BA in law. The author also has a MA in Probation and Social Reintegration from “Al. I. Cuza” University. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi (Romania), with a thesis entitled „Oriental Philosophy and Modern Physics. A Humanistic Vision on Universe”.

His main areas of interest include ethics, bioethics, social work and social philosophy. He has authored more than 15 books in Social Work, Philosophy, and Applied Ethics, with more than 100 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

The original contributions of the author’s scientific activities start from the social construction of reality, and social constructionism seen from a semiological perspective. He analyses the social construction of reality by developing his very own version of social constructionism at the intersection between the constructionist paradigm and the theory of communicative action.