The Palace of Culture from Iași

Palatul Culturii din IasiThe Palace of Culture from Iași represents the expression of romanticism inspired from the official architecture, being built between 1906-1925, in neo-Gothic style, it was officially inaugurated in 1926, by the second King of Modern Romania, Ferdinand of Hohenzollern.

This palace is perceived as being the most important creation of I. D. Berindei, a Romanian architect, educated at the Parisian school.

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi is the oldest public university in Romania and one of the advanced research and education institutions in the country. It was founded a year after the establishment of the Romanian state, by a decree given in 1860 by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, under whom the former Academia Mihăileană was converted into a university. Known at first as the University of Iasi, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University became the first student-centered university in Romania, once the Bologna Process was implemented.

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. Source: www.uaic.ro

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Neuroscience – A Challenging Branch

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Neuroscience is the exploratory investigation of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology.

Nonetheless, it is as of now an interdisciplinary science that works together with different fields, for example, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine (including neurology), genetics, and associated disciplines including philosophy, physics, and psychology.

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The Ottoman Empire – a superpower for six centuries

ImperioOtomano1683The Ottoman Empire (1299 – 1922) represented, for more than six centuries, an imperial superpower from the Mediterranean area and not only. This great power has its origins in the Sunnit nation founded by the Turks in the Nord-West of Antalia, under the leadership of Osman the Ιst, considered the founder of the Empire.

Mehmed the ΙΙnd is considered by Turkish historians, but also by western erudites, the key to Ottomans’ success. Since the age 19, when he became a sultan, he was seen as a great strategist; the Empire was reorganized under his reign, arriving to enormous proportions.

The expansion of the Ottoman Empire began with the occupation of the Balkan Peninsula, under the leadership of Murad the Ιst, between 1362-1389 and the fall of Constantinople(Istambul nowadays) in 1453, which became the third capital of the Empire. The decline of the Byzantine Empire was a world catastrophe, being associated with the subjugation of Troy.  Continue reading “The Ottoman Empire – a superpower for six centuries”

Internet… censorship?

Nowadays, Internet has become an indispensable part of the personal or professional life of most people. However, beyond the facilities it offers by enabling quick access to a wide range of information and entertainment, the Internet raises an issue regarding the content of certain websites or images with obscene message.

beautiful_girl_computer_internetOn one hand, we observe that the number of users increases annually, and, on the other hand, more and more web pages explicitly show a content with pornographic implications or having a violent nature. Being spread over an extensive virtual area, the information can influence several vulnerable users, namely minors, in a negative way. Thus, if censorship on certain content on the Internet was imposed, children would be more protected because there would be no risk of being exposed to some information or virtual processes which are not consistent with their level of psychic development. The more often they get in contact with obscene or violent materials, there will be an increase in the cases of deterioration of social skills, isolation and predisposition to aggressive behavior.

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