Center for Sustainability Studies (CSS)

CSS is a platform for research, education and cooperation with academia, business and social environment in the field of sustainable development.

The Center includes a team of multidisciplinary scientists that aims to provide support for scholars, policymakers, business actors and civil society to build a sustainable community.



Our mission is to develop research and to generate high quality knowledge necessary to design solutions which support decisions and actions toward sustainable development.



Our vision is to be a center of excellence on sustainable development research and capacity development recognized by policymakers, scholars, business environment, and civil society.


Research Activities:

Environmental governance

Climate change – vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation, resilience, coping strategies and capacity building

Renewable energy

Sustainable natural resource management

Agroecology and resilient agriculture


Agriculture and environmental ethics

Business and individual consumer behavior

Sustainable land and water use development

Food security and safety



Prof. Dr. Alexandru Ozunu

Prof. Dr. Calin Baciu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruxandra Malina Petrescu-Mag

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dacinia Crina Petrescu

Assist. Prof. Dr. Cristina Modoi

Assist. Prof. Dr. Zoltan Torok

Senior Researcher Dr. Lucrina Stefanescu

PhD Candidate Monika Meltzer


Director: Prof. Dr. Hossein Azadi



Office: Fantanele St. 30, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tel: +40-264-583378

Fax: +40-264-583378