Lucian Ciolan (b. 18.10.1974) is professor of Educational Policy and Research at the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Bucharest).
After four years of managerial activity as Director of Department and eight years as Dean of the Faculty, in December 2019 he has joined the new management team of the University of Bucharest, as Vice-Rector with the portfolio on development projects, lifelong learning and educational infrastructure.
The main areas of interest are related to public/educational policies, research methodology, training of trainers, applications of (neuro)cognitive sciences in public policies and learning processes.
His academic expertise is valued by being elected in various national agencies in the field of education and research: Member of the Board of the National Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (ARACIS) Commission for Administrative Sciences, Education and Psychology, vice-president of the Panel for Social Sciences at National Council for Higher Education Academic Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU), member of the Social Sciences Commission of National Council for Scientific Research (CNCS).
Internationally, it is worth mentioning his quality of Romania’s representative in the Council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), the most prestigious European professional association of researchers in education, a mandate held due to the status of President of the Romanian Association for Educational Research (ARCE), as well as the position of member in the General Assembly of IEA – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
Complementary to his academic activity, Professor Lucian Ciolan has participated and participates in extensive development and consulting projects, especially in areas related to public policy formulation, in various countries of the world: Serbia, Moldova, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, etc.
Professor Lucian Ciolan is a Senior Trainer at the International Center for Policy Advocacy, a non-governmental organization focused on increasing the capacity to develop and influence public policies, based in Berlin.
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