The children or spouses of a number of doctoral supervisors who work for the SRI Academy, the Police Academy and the National Defense University have become doctors in the fields of Public Order and National Security, Intelligence and National Security or Military Sciences.
The Police Academy becomes the first university in the country to lose the right to award doctoral degrees. This comes as a result of a series of five sanctions placed on the Academy due to repeated violations of academic ethics and integrity.
The "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy (ANIMV) brought forth claims against ten other individuals who obtained their PhDs and received the title of Doctor to the National Council for the Certification of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU). These individuals are under suspicion of having plagiarized their dissertations that were submitted to the university, which is under the SRI Academy's umbrella.
Only one PhD dissertation has ever disappeared from what is called the "untouchable collection" or reference only shelf of the National Library of Romania. Two names are listed on the cover: Florian Coldea, the SRI's former number two, and Gabriel Oprea, the former second most important individual of the Romanian Government.
I received the threat - via text message - three weeks after I published an article exposing that Adrian Iacob -who is a police officer, university professor and doctoral supervisor - plagiarized about 70 percent of his doctoral dissertation. In two other articles, I revealed that the Police Academy is trying to cover up plagiarized theses within the Institution as well as attempting to impede people from accessing their library.
The Police Academy’s management is considering taking extreme measures to block “strangers’” from accessing the Institution's library. This is after PressOne exclusively revealed that Rector Adrian Iacob’s doctoral thesis is plagiarized and that there is another dozen plagiarized works that have been hidden due to the fear of an implosion.
The deaf war that took place behind doors at the Ministry of the Interior – a war regarding individuals from the Police Academy who had plagiarized their dissertations - has now moved into the public eye. During the last three years, several officials, both from the Ministry and from the Police Academy, announced that all the doctoral theses defended in this Institution, which prepares future police officers, would be investigated. However, there have been no concrete results of his investigation following the announcement.
On Tuesday, July 10, after reading the doctoral thesis of the former Minister for four hours, it became very clear to me: entire pages of the paper do not comply with the rules of academic citation, which involve the proper use of quotation marks, in addition to paraphrasing and making appropriate references to the official sources.
Professor Adrian Iacob, Rector of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Police Academy in Bucharest, plagiarized about 70% of the doctoral thesis he defended in 2007 - at the same institution that he is currently running. He may also simultaneously hold the most number of official roles encountered in an individual who works in university-level military education.
A few days before resigning from his position as Minister of Education, Valentin Popa signed an Order (no. 5110/2018) that completely changed the way in which the doctoral degrees will be awarded moving forward.
General Dumitru Dumbravă, the Secretary General of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), almost completely plagiarized the doctoral dissertation that he defended in 2012 at the "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy (ANIMV)
The National Intelligence College, an educational institution belonging to the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (ANIMV), under the umbrella of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) is set to be closed.
General Florian Coldea, former chief operating officer of the SRI, heard by the SRI Control Commission in February of 2015
The year 2002 will be known in the history of Romanian education as the first year a doctoral program did not correspond to any scientific field of study was established: Public Order and National Security.
Besides being the Director of the SRI and the Ambassador of Romania to the United States, George Maior was, for half a year, the president of the shadowy Academy of National Security Sciences (ASSN).
Allegations of plagiarism have led nine high-level Romanian government officials and lawyers to apply for a voluntarily renunciation of their doctoral degrees from the 'Mihai Viteazul' National Academy of Information of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).
The director of the Romanian Intelligence Service, Eduard Hellvig, was the 33rd member of the Academy of National Security Sciences (ASSN in Romanian) identified by PressOne.
PressOne has identified 32 of the members of the Academy of National Security Sciences, a state-funded institution. *The ASSN leadership has refused, for more than two months, to publicly disclose the names of its members. *Several academics have recently resigned, after the press started writing about this organization. *Eight of the ten individuals in ASSN are or have been PSD members. *Nine members of ASSN do not have, or at least on a visible level, any connection at all to the field of national security. *Two members of ASSN are part of the Presidential Administration. *Five members of ASSN were Ministers in previous PSD government.
A 4-star general and university professor, Gabriel Oprea, supervised the doctoral theses of 21 students between 2004 and 2013. Nine of these pupils defended their thesis at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza Police Academy, and the other 12 at the Mihai Viteazul National Intelligence Academy (ANIMV), both under the overarching umbrella of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI)
Gabriel Oprea, a general with four stars, became a university professor and doctoral supervisor following numerous violations of the law. He benefited from the complicity of several state institutions: the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), the Ministry of Education, the "Carol I" Defense University, the Police Academy and the National Intelligence Academy "Mihai Viteazul"