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President's welcome message

Dear AUTEX participants,

I am pleased and proud to lead the Association of Universities for Textiles as President, and I am grateful to our members for their great commitment! 

We are home to a community that brings together universities and people who have made their textile field a creed and a way of life. Since its inception in 1994, AUTEX has represented a number of 41 universities in 28 countries on 5 continents. The values we share are: Professionalism, Performance, Excellence, Quality, Transparency, Internationalization, Collaboration, Integrity, Respect and Trust. 

During my tenure, the Board and I have been committed to creating a new vision for member engagement globally, a new management style and a new level of communication between members.

We have many exciting things to share, including a new version of a two-year master's degree program in textile engineering, a high-impact factor research journal and our iconic annual conference. 

I look forward to welcoming you to our great network, whether you are a professor, a prospective student, a visitor, a current member of the college community, a former student, or anyone else. 

Thank you for your involvement, interest and support in keeping the spirit of the AUTEX community alive!


Prof. Dr. Habil. Mirela BLAGA
Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi, Romania