Research Team

Dr. Raluca Suciu is Lecturer with the Public Management and Administration Department at Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, since 2009. she is a graduate and post-graduate in Public Administration (MPA) at Babeș-Bolyai University and holds a Ph.D. in the field of management (Economic Sciences and Business Administration Doctoral School, BBU). Teaching activities are related to the European Union: mechanisms and institutions, and Environmental protection disciplines. Research interests are environmental policy and governance, sustainable development, European integration (with regard to the relevance of the process from a Romanian perspective), current practices in the field of public procurement. Research publications include 3 books (coauthor), 7 chapters in international books (coauthor), 3 papers in scientific journals (author), 3 papers in scientific journals (coauthor). Other affiliations include membership of the editorial board for the Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences.

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Dr. Roxana Vornicu is an Associate Researcher with the Center for Good Governance Studies at Babes Bolyai University. Roxana Vornicu is a lawyer qualified in Romania specialized in public procurement, construction and EU law as well as dispute resolution. She is currently also a Fellow with the University of Turin working on cross border procurement. She is often invited to give lectures on public procurement law across the EU and teaches concessions and PPPs at a Postgraduate Program in public procurement law at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. She holds a European Ph.D. Title (Doctor Europaeus) granted further to a full-time Ph.D. program by the University of Verona in Italy, and during her Ph.D. studies she has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London as well as a Visiting Ph.D. Candidate at the Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille 3 University in Aix-en-Provence, France. In 2018 she has become a member of the Transnational Alliance Group of the London´s King´s College Centre for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. She is the author of several publications in the field of public procurement law. She is fluent in Romanian (mother tongue), professionally proficient in English, Italian and French fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Cristina Haruta holds an MA in Public Services Management and a BA in public administration from Babeş-Bolyai University, as well as a Ph.D. in sociology. In 2009 she joined the Public Management and Administration Department as a research assistant and then lecturer. Since then she has been involved in several national and international research projects. Her publications include articles in journals and co-authored chapters in collective books.

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Dr. Bianca Radu is Lecturer within the Public Management and Administration Department, teaching compared Public Administration and Public Policy. She holds an MA in community development (2004) from Babes Bolyai University and one in urban planning from Michigan State University (2007). Her research interests cover decision making in public administration, transparency in the public sector, urban regeneration of former industrial cities.

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Dr. Ana Elena Ranta is Lecturer at the Public Management and Administration Department, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. MA in Law and Public Administration at Babes-Bolyai University, and Ph.D. in Communication Sciences. Her research publications include several papers in scientific journals. E-mail:

Mr. Ioan Baciu is Associate Partner at RUBIN MEYER DORU& TRANDAFIR Bucharest, affiliated with HERZFELD & RUBIN, P.C., New York, member of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement and Country correspondent of European Public Procurement and PPP Law Review. He writes a PhD thesis on Social Public Procurement.

Ms. Cosmina Codrescu is a Ph.D. candidate in European Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law, Babes Bolyai University and at the University of Turin, Italy. Judge since 2015, she holds a BA in law from Babes Bolyai University (2012)  and an MA from Babes Bolyai University (2013). Her Ph.D. research focuses on the Europeanisation of national administrative law.

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Dr. Demis-Marius Sparios holds a Ph.D. in Law from Babeş-Bolyai University (2019) and a B.A. in Law (1998) from the same university. Since July 2013, he works as a judge at Court of Appeals of Braşov – Administrative and fiscal law unit. Previously he has worked as a prosecutor (2006-2008) and as a judge in other courts (Petroşani and Haţeg First Instance Courts – 2008/2012; Tribunal of Hunedoara – 2012/2013). His contribution to the research team complies with his professional statute, regulated by Law no.303/2004 and, therefore, includes only the compatible activities.

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