Professor Aurelian Craiutu has been elected member of the European Academy . The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988, on the initiative of several national academies in Europe. The Academia Europaea is the only continent-wide Academy with individual membership from Council of Europe states and from other nations across the world. It is an organisation of eminent, individual scientists and scholars, covering the full range of academic disciplines (see: www.ae-info.org). It is a 'not-for-profit' Charity registered in the UK. The Academy organizes meetings and workshops, provides scientific and scholarly advice including for policy development and publishes the international journal the 'European Review' (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ERW). The Academy also operates five regional knowledge hubs (Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Wroclaw) and will also be launching two new Regional Hubs this year – Munich and Budapest.