Corneliu IATU is a Full Professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (the oldest Romanian university) with specializations in human geography and territorial planning. He is the President of the Romanian Geographical Society, a member of the Europea Academy and Rector Deputy of Strategy, Institutional Development and Quality Management of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. He has published more than 20 books including under foreign publishing houses (France), and also translations of books such as Introducing à la géographie humaine by. A. Bailly, H. Beguin, and R. Scariati. His research interests are economic geography, rural geography, political geography, and sustainable development. He has supervised several Ph.D theses on such topics, some of them in partnership with French universities (Tours, Angers, Bordeaux, Paris IV Sorbonne etc.).