Adrian Curaj

Adrian Curaj


Adrian Curaj is the head of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration and professor at the Politehnica University of Bucharest. He is former Minister of education and scientific research.

Adrian Curaj was acting as the Romanian Prime Minister’s Advisor on Science, Technology, ICT and e-Governance (2007-2008), and as the President of the National Authority for Scientific Research – Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in Romania (2009-2010) as well as General Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (2010-2015)

Adrian Curaj has been working as a consultant with World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, ETF and EC for studies in Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation, and Foresight. He has been actively involved as project leader or expert in many research projects, most of them in research management, higher education management and foresight, areas where he also published scientific articles and books.

Adrian Curaj organized the two previously Bologna Process Researchers Conference, 2011 and 2014.

Adrian Curaj was member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fulbright Commission in Romania and the Romanian representative at the Bologna Follow-Up Group.

Also, professor Curaj is member of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome, member of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO and fellow to the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS).