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MIHAIL BRAGA

Head of the Department
Associate Professor, Dr in Philosophy

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 7, Studentilor str., block of study nr. 3
Tel: +373 22 50-99-02
E-mail:

 

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

Department of Social and Human Sciences (DSHS) was created as a result of a merger of three departments “History of Romanians”, “Philosophy” and “Political Science”, by UTM Senate Decision of 25 October 1994. The Department ensures the humanitarian training of future engineers, offering them knowledge in the following fields: “Philosophy and History of Philosophy”, “Political Science”, “Sociology”, “Professional Ethics”, “Bases of Communication”, “Methodology and History of Science ‘,” Theory and Practice of European Integration “,” Fundamentals of State and Law “,” Culture of Speech “.

The current activity is carried out within three sections “Philosophy”, “Political Science”, “Professional Ethics and Bases of Communication “. The team of teachers was formed at the existing Social Science Departments since the establishment of Polytechnic Institute. Founders heads of department were: S. TARANOV, N. VASILIEV, V. ACULAI.

In the succession of time, at the helm of departments that existed from the beginning of Polytechnic Institute there were: C. STRATIEVSCHI, V. URSU, O. ADAMOV, V. ZAHAROV, A. COJOCARU, N. SASCOV. After merging the three departments, DSHS was headed successively by three Doctors of Philosophy: T. VIRTAN, I. VANGHELI, M. BRAGA.

At the departments of Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute and UTM, over the years have activated more than 100 pedagogues-humanitarians, including: V. TONCOVIDOV, I. GUMENIUC, N. SAVELSCHI, V. GAMOV, V. SACA, C. ZAVTUR, D. BORS, I. MALICOV, E. ZATASNEAC, A. CUCONESCU, A. APOSTU, N. SEVTOV, C. BRONICI, G. PANCENCO, M. POPOVITCENCO, N. MALICOV, F. DOROGANICI, I. BUGA, P. ANDRIEŞ, A. ALEXA, N. PIOTROVSCHI, E. STANEV, Z. CHITOROAGA, R. SAMOTEEV, I. LIUMINARSCHI, V. CONICOVSCHI, L. IJITCHI, A. BUSMAN, P. POPESCU, C. LOZOVANU, S. TIHUN, T. ROMAN, G. SLABU, M. GUZGAN.

Today, according to the staff states, as titulare employees within the department activate 15 associate professors, university lecturers and senior lecturers.

 

II. DIDACTIC-METHODICAL ACTIVITY

Within the Department functions a methodical seminar. Here are analyzed the methodological works and manuals drafted by the didactic staff of the department. Thus, over the years there have been published cycles of lectures: “Ethnogenesis of Romanians and Early Romanian Civilization,” “Feudal States and the Evolution of Romanian Civilization under Conditions of Confrontations with Great Powers and Foreign Dominations.” The team of authors: V. URSU, G. VARZARI, T. ROMAN, V. VASILOS ; „History of Philosophy”. Series of Lectures. Part I. “History of Philosophy“. Part II. Authors: M. BRAGA, C. LOZOVANU. E. LOZOVANU, G. SLABU, A. APOSTOL, F. VIRTAN. „History of Romanians”- author, the assoc.prof., V. VASILOS; „Philosophical Fragmentarium” – authors: M. BRAGA, C. LOZOVANU, E. LOZOVANU; „Cultorology” – authors: I. VANGHELI, M. GUZGAN, S. TIHUN; „The History of Ancient Philosophy” – author: M. BRAGA, „Sociology” – author: G. VARZARI, „Philosophy of Law” – author: C. LOZOVANU, „Politology” – authors: I. VANGHELI, M. GUZGAN, V. ROSCA, V. PALII, V. MAFTEI. „Theory and Practice of European Integration” – authors: I. VANGELI, E. LOZOVANU, V. PALII, M. CARTOFEANU, C. LAZARIUC, V. MAFTEI, V. ROSCA.

 

III. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITY

At the Department there are done scientific investigations in the following areas:

  1. Romanian history and civilization,
  2. History of Philosophy and Philosophy,
  3. Current Problems of Politology,
  4. Theory of Education,
  5. Sociology of Disadvantaged Strata of the Society,
  6. History and Methodology of Science,
  7. Philosophical Fundamentals of Engineering Thinking,
  8. Engineering Psychology,
  9. History of Science and Technology Development,
  10. Theory and Practice of European Integration.

After 2000 DSHS annually organizes inter-university scientific conferences involving teachers from all the university institutions from Moldova, researchers from the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and university professors from abroad, concerned about philosophical, politological, humanities problematic. Conferences are mainly dedicated to technical and scientific progress problems, science and technology impact on the development of humanity, problems concerning the intellectuals from Moldova and in the recent years there have been taken into debates and topics dedicated to outstanding personalities such as Im. Kant, M. EMINESCU, L.BLAGA, etc.

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Scientific conference 2016

The scientific results of the department staff find their reflection in internal, interuniversity and international scientific conferences materials. Over the years the Department has published materials of 16 scientific conferences.

The teaching staff of the department has participated in a number of scientific research projects related to the humanization of technical education in Moldova, which actually can have not only local major importance but also an international one, taking into account the influence of technology and science on human life. Among those are: “The Humanization of Technical Education in Moldova in Conditions of Democratization of the Society” (2000-2002); ” The Educational Axiology in Technical Training from Republic of Moldova: Spiritual Fundamentals for the Sustainable Development of the Country” (2003-2005); “Technical Sciences and Socially – Vulnerable Sections of Fociety” (2003-2004), in collaboration with the Scientific Research Institute RESAFAD in Paris, France, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria and “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania; “Philosophical fundamentals of Educational Values in Engineering Education” (2005-2010) etc.

Teachers of the department in their current activity start from challenging tasks, facing the Republic of Moldova to open a natural and effective way for further development of the country and its people. Considering that at the higher education institutions study the younger generation  spiritual values and European holidays. The greatest minds and personalities of this continent for millennia, starting with PLATON, KANT, NAPOLEON, CHURCHILL and others have proposed the unification of the peoples of Europe, disunited and always warlike, but only Robert SCHUMAN really proved this path and  succeeded.

Being a European nation, Moldovans also deserve their involvement in this amazing experience of Europeans. Bearing in mind this task, the teachers of DSUS department over the last five years advise the best students to carry out research profiles on European issues in order to participate with reports at the traditional scientific conference dedicated to the unification Day of Europe.

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Scietific conference of TUM’s students, dedicated to Europe’s Day (13.05.2016)

 

IV. MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL BASE

The Department disposes of computers, printers, scanner.

 

V. COLLABORATIONS

The department cooperates with philosophy, politology and history departments from Moldova, Institute of Philosophy and Law of the ASM, French Alliance, Philosophers Association of Moldova, Moldovan Politologists Association, the Association of Historians of Moldova, other NGOs profile.

 

VI. STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Nr.Name, surnamePosition, scientific and didactic titleE-mail

 

Office tel.

 

1.Mihail BRAGAHead of the department, assoc. prof., dr022 509902

022 321304

2.Manole CARTOFEANUassoc. prof., dr022 464997
3.Ecaterina LOZOVANUassoc. prof., dr022 333785
4.Ion VANGHELIassoc. prof., dr022 712505
5.Vasile VASILOSassoc. prof., dr022 565192
6.Gheorghe VARZARIassoc. prof., dr022 335072
7.Simion SIMION-DANUTuniv. lecturer022 229245
8.Alexandru VETRILAsenior lecturer 022 509902
9.Veronica ROSCAsenior lecturer 022 509902
10.Veronica PALIIsenior lecturer022 346713
11.Vitalie MAFTEIsenior lecturer022 737252
12.Natalia CARBUNEuniv. lecturer022 509902
13.Cristina LAZARIUCuniv. lecturer022 509902
Non-teaching staff
1.Vitalie MAFTEIlaborant sup., cum.022 509902