Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2009, Volume 12, Issue 23+24

Life Quality and Human Ecology - Interferences in Academic Education and in Scientific Research

Ioan Stefanescu 1* , Ion Iorga-Simăn 2 , Gheorghe Săvoiu 2 , Constantin Manea 2

1 National R&D Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies, Ramnicu Valcea
2 University of Pitesti, Romania

*Corresponding author: Ioan Stefanescu, e-mail:

Published: June 2009


Today’s language has emphasised the importance of the concepts of development and economic growth, and the complexity of contemporary life has made them evolve, in an interdisciplinary manner, along another three directions: sustainable development, life quality and social cohesion. A forth direction, apparently long forgotten, seems to be decisively prevalent in the new, vast field of the quantifications of the continuity of progress, i.e. human ecology, which does not analyze ecological processes and phenomena proper, but rather social processes. The authors of the present paper propose an extension of human ecology through interferences towards academic education and scientific research. The new systemic approach involves new managerial attitudes, ranging from acknowledging intellectual energy to repositioning the whole of the educational system, as well as research, essential producers of the new energy. Finally, the European community governing bodies illustrate through themselves the new paradigm of human ecology, centred on the principle of subsidiarity, according to which if a state is unable to meet its own development needs, the other member states of the community are obliged to come to its assistance, which can be translated as an inference of human ecology at the level of modern communities. 


Theory of systems, life quality, human ecology, sustainable development, social cohesion.

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