HUMANUM, SOCIONA, GEON, MACHINA and NUMERA are waiting for baccalaureate graduates to develop their superpowers in our university
The University of Bucharest is the place where Superheroes identify and develop their powers to change the world for the better. We believe in the ability of Superheroes and give them the strength to act. Whether it is fighting for an inclusive and just society, or finding solutions to the most complicated health issues, or discovering new technologies for an easier and more environmentally friendly life or supporting global social harmony through knowledge of languages and cultures of the world, the UNIBUC Superhero is the one who uses the force of knowledge, truth and good. The complete story of UNIBUC Superheroes is available on www.supereroiUB.ro.
A natural thinker, Humanum is oriented towards self-knowledge and the discovery of new meanings of the spirit and the world. He is still trying to understand if Socrates’ definition of love is the right one. Humanum understands the human diversity and cultural richness of this world and is fluent in foreign languages. He puts man at the center of his concerns and actions and knows that the future can be better if we know how to look wisely at the past. He is a good listener, but he also knows how to ask questions.
Among the superpowers of Humanum we find the power to find and tell the truth, the power to make people love themselves and others, and the power to change the future through the magnifying glass of the past. Discover Humanum on https://supereroi.unibuc.ro/en/humanum.
Always among the people, Sociona is concerned that things will work out well in the community. He believes in justice and is not afraid to act in order for society to protect and promote human rights. Sociona is a passionate activist and goes to the protests that militate for the values he believes in. He knows that only educated and well-prepared citizens can have a better life. He is watching the state institutions, because he wants to change and also contribute to the construction of responsible and resilient public institutions.
Among the superpowers of Sociona we find the power to make people understand and value diversity, the power to destabilize stereotypes and prejudgments, the power to empathize with the cleavages of the world, and the power to help people to think freely, to argue and to express themselves. Discover Sociona on https://supereroi.unibuc.ro/en/sociona.
Calm and courageous, Geon is strongly connected to the Earth and, through everything he does, he tries to create harmony between humans and nature. He is an explorer by definition and loves all forms of life, even those we do not see with the eye, protecting them. Geon seeks to prevent natural disasters and teach us how to better protect nature and the earth’s resources. He is passionate about understanding the past of life forms on earth and how he can preserve them in the future. Geon helps people find their compass in relation to nature and its forms of terrestrial, aerial or aquatic life.
Among Geon’s superpowers are the power to leave mountains in their place and protect life and nature, the power to revive forgotten forms of life, the power to cleanse the waters, and the power to create harmony between man and wildlife. Discover Geon on https://supereroi.unibuc.ro/en/geon.
Machina often and intensely looks to a better future for humans (and robots). For Machina, the safety of people is important because, although he only thinks about formulas or writing code, he has feelings. His world is the world of numbers and formulas, which he uses to invent new technologies. He has about 30 robots at home, from the robots that help with chores, to the pets, with which Machina sometimes has a great time. He designed some of them himself. Machina sees the future – the technological future of mankind – and carries us safely to it.
Among the superpowers of Machina, we find the power to create the reality of SF movies on Earth, the power to teach people to love robots, as well as the power to reform science through technology. Discover Machina on https://supereroi.unibuc.ro/en/machina.
Energetic and ambitious, Numera correctly calculates both the present and the future. He understands nature and would like to be able to control it, but he obeys its written and unwritten laws. He distinguishes between laboratory chemistry and human chemistry, although he does not always like people and often avoids them. The numbers are spinning in the mind of Numera faster than the surrounding life. For him, the worlds he creates in the lab, or simulates on the computer, are possible and sometimes desirable. This is because the people who find themselves in the character of the Numera live in harmony, no matter how different they are. He is one step ahead of everyone every time because he always asks himself the most questions. And for most of them, he finally finds an answer.
Among the superpowers of Numera, we find the power to turn life into chemistry and chemistry into life, the power to define life and its manifestations through numbers, as well as the power to fight for life, by mastering numbers. Discover Numera on https://supereroi.unibuc.ro/en/numera.
“I believe very much in the current and future generations. I think that these young people are the ones who will change the world because they have qualities equivalent to the attributes of some Superheroes. This is how the idea of UNIBUC Superheroes was born. Because what we do at the University, through the activities of education, research or civic engagement of young people, is to enhance these powers and to turn them into superpowers through knowledge and innovation, through the continuous desire to know, to be on the side of scientific truth and act accordingly. We are waiting for all these Superheroes at the University of Bucharest to develop their power in order to make a better world”, said prof. Marian Preda, PhD, Rector of the University of Bucharest.
The UNIBUC Superhero Project is an initiative of the University of Bucharest, established in collaboration with the National University of Theater and Cinematography „I. L. Caragiale” Bucharest. UNIBUC Superhero was coordinated, on behalf of the University of Bucharest, by Mirabela Amarandei, PhD Candidate, Director, and associate professor Matei Branea, PhD, project coordinator on behalf of UNATC. To this initiative also contributed the students of the study programs of the 1st year of BA in Animation and the 3rd year of BA in Screenwriting-Film within UNATC “I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest, with the participation of lecturer Iulia Rugină, PhD and Radu Pop, PhD Candidate and associate professor Matei Branea, PhD, coordinator at UNATC. On behalf of the University of Bucharest, professors and representatives of the Communication and Public Relations Department were involved.
In the development of UNIBUC Superheroes project, initiated by professor Marian Preda, PhD, Rector of UB, the following people from the University of Bucharest were involved: professor Gabriel Jderu, PhD; lecturer Alexandru Andrășanu, PhD; lecturer Delia Popescu, PhD; lecturer Mircea Sava, PhD; Ioan Miclea, PhD candidate; Larisa Pîrvan; associate professor Vasile Bercu, PhD; lecturer Anamaria Nicola, PhD and lecturer Constantin Vică, PhD.
Last but not least, in the shaping of the story of UNIBUC Superheroes, the following people from the National University of Theater and Cinematography „I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest, were involved: Alexandra Pășcan, Alexia Badea, Andreea Dragomir, Carmen Dumitru, Eugen Munteanu, Ioana Mirea, Maria Sărățeanu, Petru Bojan and Teodora Turicianu, students of BA in Animation, 1st year, as well as Roxana Bălăneanu, Eliana Bărbieru, Elena Călinoiu, Luci David, Iris Irodi and Cătălina Popescu, students of BA in Screenwriting-Film, 3rd year.
We hereby thank all the people involved in the development of the UNIBUC Superhero project.
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