Gheorghe Marmureanu was replaced from the helm of the Institute of Earth Physics, but remained the honorary director and a member on the institution’s Board of Administration. The physicist stated, on Saturday, for Mediafax, that it was only natural that he should be replaced, given that he is eight years past the retirement age. “I think it is a fair decision, I am eight and half years past my retirement age, but I remained in the Board of Administration and I am the honorary director general of the National Institute of Earth Physics (INFP). Furthermore, I am the director of two European projects,” the former director general of INFP, Gheorghe Marmureanu, stated.
In a phone interview, Minister of Education Daniel Funeriu stated, for Mediafax, that Gheorghe Marmureanu’s removal from the office of director general of INFP was signed by the chairman of the National Authority for Scientific Research (ANCS), Dragos Ciupariu.
“Mr. Marmureanu’s mandate is over, by law, it would have been illegal to grant him an extension. I thank him not only for being a true scientist, but also for having set up an entire school,” the Education Minister further stated.
Funeriu added that there were five other directors for whom similar decisions were to be signed. According to the minister, those whose contracts are to be terminated include the professor Dan Dascalu, the director general of the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT), in Bucharest, and Emilia Visileanu, director general of the National Research and Development Institute for Textile and Leather (INCDTP), in Bucharest.