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The BRIE Board consists of the Rector of Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Prof. Dr. Nicolae Istudor), the Rector of University of Ruse (COR MEM Prof. Hristo Beloev, DTSc DHC mult.), Director of BRIE centre at Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Prof. Dr. Marius Profiroiu), Director of BRIE centre at University of Ruse Ruse (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mimi Kornazheva). The Board is chaired by one of the Rectors of the Universities and rotates annually.  



Members of the BRIE Commission are the BRIE-Ruse and BRIE Giurgiu offices as an executive body (Directors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mimi Kornazheva / Prof. Dr. Marius Profiroiu, Deputy Directors Prof. Dr. Alexander Petkov / Dr. Iulian Intorsureanu, office manager). The Commission is chaired by one of the Directors of the BRIE centres and rotates annually. The decisions are being made within the international environment of all-partner-universities’ representation.





President of the Advisory Board: Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Federal Parliament and former Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Women, Youth and Health.


In 2006 Prof. Süssmuth become the Chair of the EU High Level Group on 'Social Integration of Ethnic Minorities and their full Participation in the Labor Market'. She also joined the OECD Development Center Project 'Gaining from Migration' Advisory Board in Jan 2006. She was member of the Global Commission on International Migration, which presented a report to Kofi Annan in October 2005 called 'Migration in and interconnected World: New Directions for Action'. She is the President of the OTA-University in Berlin.

Prof. Süssmuth was Chair of the Independent Council of Experts on Migration and Integration, appointed by the German Government from May 2003 until December 2004. She is also a member of the Steering Committee, "Intercultural Conflict and Societal Integration" at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and holds a series of other assignments and memberships with national and international bodies. From 2000 to 2001, Prof. Süssmuth presided over the ‚Independent Commission on Migration to Germany' which resulted in the July 2001 report on ‚Steering Migration and Fostering Integration'.

Prof. Süssmuth has a long distinguished political and academic career. She held several senior positions including Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Member of the German Federal Parliament. She has also been Director of the Research Institute "Woman and Society" and Professor of International Comparative Educational Science at the Universities of Bochum and Dortmund.


International Members

  • Prof. Dr. Rita Süßmuth, former President of the German Bundestag, President of Advisory Board
  • Dr. Gerhard Duda: Head of Section for European research affairs in the secretariat of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) based in Bonn, Germany
  • Rudolf Smolarczyk: Head of Section: Europe and Central Asia, German Rectors' Conference (HRK) based in Bonn, Germany
  • Elisabeth Hornung, Head of the Culture and Media Relations Department of the German Embassy in Sofia
  • Dr. Thomas Weithoener, German Embassy Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr. Steffen Bruendel, Hertie-Foundation
  • Dr. Armin von Ungern-Sternberg, Hertie-Foundation
  • Dr. Heinz-Rudi Spiegel: President Dt. Stifterverband
  • Markus Lux: Programmleiter at Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan, Rector European European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, University of Bremen, Initiator of the Project Production and Logistics Cluster Development
  • Bosch lecturer at BRIE
  • Michael Daxner: Österreichisches Universitätenkuratorium, Head of Department of Education and Science, Provisional Self-Government Kosovo, Special Counsellor to the UNMIK Office, Belgrade
  • Ralph Pesch: E-On Bulgaria
  • Sascha Vrecer: CEO Consulting AG

Bulgarian Members:

  • Zhelyu Zhelev: President fo Bulgaria 1990-1997
  • COR MEM Prof. Hristo Beloev, DTSc DHC mult., Rector of “Angel Kanchev” University of Ruse
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prof. Mimi Kornazheva, Director BRIE Ruse
  • Prof. Dr. Juliana Popova, Vice-Rector of "Angel Kanchev" University of Ruse
  • Regional Governor of Ruse
  • Representative of central government Bulgaria


Romanian Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Nicolae Istudor, Rector of Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Marius Profiroiu, Director of BRIE Giurgiu and Vice-Rector of Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Dr. Iulian Intorsureanu, Deputy director of BRIE Giurgiu
  • Prof. Dr. Miruna Mazurencu, Office of Rector
  • Prof. Dr. Lasar Vlasceanu, Deputy Director of UNESCO-CEPES Bucharest
  • Regional Governor of Giurgiu
  • Representative of central government Romania