Professor Dr. Adrian-Liviu IVAN

The rector of “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy is an alumni of Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca where he graduated as valedictorian from the Faculty of History and Philosophy, in 1994. After receiving his BA, he continued his studies between 1994 and 1995 following the Contemporary History and International Relations in-depth programme of the same faculty. Between 1995-1999, he was enrolled at the European Institute of The University of Geneva, and in 2003 he got his PhD in International Relations after defending his thesis entitled ”State, national majority and minority in Romania (1919-1930). The case of Hungarians and Germans from Transilvania” at Babeș-Bolyai University.

Throughout his career, he has coordinated and has been involved in various teaching activities, collaborating with prestigious universities both from Romania and abroad. He has been full professor at Babeș-Bolyai University since 2008, associate professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași and Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Academy of Sibiu, as well as at ”Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (2016-2017). He has also been a visiting professor at International University, Institute for European Studies, A Centre for Excellency-Gorizia, Trieste (Italy), Roma Tre University (Italy), Louvain-la-Neuve University (Belgium), Le Largotec-Universite Paris Est Creteil Val de Marne, Paris (France).

He has held various management and administrative positions at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, among which the Head of the Department of International Studies and Contemporary History of The Faculty of History and Philosophy, as well as the Head of ”Altiero Spinelli” Center for the study of European Governance. He was also the president of the Social Sciences Commission of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS) and vice president of the Romanian Association of International Relations and European Studies. He is a member of the National Council for Titles, Diplomas and University Certifications Attestation and vice president of the Commission of Sociology, Political and Administrative Sciences.

He is the author of numerous books, articles and scientific papers in the field of International Relations, Security Studies, National and ethnic minorities in international relations, Security policies, European and international governance. He is also a member of various editorial boards of scientific journals.

Professor Ivan’s academic activitiy has been rewarded through various awards and distinctions received throughout his career; Dimitrie Gusti Award oferred by the Romanian Academy in 2013, the Award for Scientific Research ofered by Babes-Bolyai University in 2011, a Diploma of Excellence offered by ARACIS in 2008 are but a few examples of such awards.


Languages: English and French.