The National Institute of Intelligence Studies (INSI) within the Academy is a young, dynamic and endeavor-fueled research institute. Founded in 2010, INSI quickly emerged as the only scientific research structure in Romania operating in intelligence-related and security studies and generating scientific research projects in international partnerships, founded through dedicated national and European research and development resources. INSI performance within a higher education institution creates the premises of a partnership between academia and intelligence experts alike, ensuring through its own editorial endeavors the proper transfer of a brand new knowledge philosophy to the civil society.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
INSI research team mission is to strengthen and develop an intelligence and security studies school nation-wide. For us, fostering education through research is a major objective. Therefore, many of our projects are tailored to provide a thorough knowledge, to tackle Romanian Intelligence Service encountered challenges, ”Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy in particular, in young officers’ continuous training and education in intelligence.
At the same time, INSI takes part in applied research projects with national and European funding to identify innovative solutions to urgent matters of interests the world is facing: migration, terrorism, sustainability, increase in critical infrastructure security etc..
Moreover, we are involved in cultivating the security culture concept within the Romanian society by increasing the visibility and the role of research under the ”Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy aegis, by fostering partnerships and networks of international expertise, encouraging flexibility in research areas, and stimulating security and intelligence-oriented strategic discussions.
We are a young team, with the average age of 30, made up of professionals specialized in security studies and intelligence, political science, communication and public relations, cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, management, international relations, and history. Our research projects have an interdisciplinary dynamic feature closely connected to the needs of today’s world.