Professor Ioan Vasile ABRUDAN

Rector
Transilvania University of Brasov
Romania
Professor Ioan Vasile ABRUDAN was born and raised in Bihor, Romania, where he completed his pre-university studies. He received a Forest Engineering degree from Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania and a PhD from Brunel University, United Kingdom, in 1998. He has more than 27 years of experience in forestry higher education, research and consultancy. He has also published 15 books, more than 110 articles and coordinated several regional and national strategic projects. He has delivered invited lectures and keynote speeches in Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Moldova, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, etc. Professor ABRUDAN has served in several managerial positions: Rector of the Transilvania University of Brasov (since 2012), Dean of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering (2004-2012), Chair of the Conference of the Deans of European Forestry Faculties and Schools (2009-2011), as well as President of the Council for Strategic Institutional Development of the Technical University of Moldova (since 2015).
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