Professor Bogdan Murgescu, Ph.D. is part of the academic staff of the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest, and since 2013, as Director of the Council for University Doctoral Studies, he coordinates all doctoral schools of the University of Bucharest.
Having a Bachelor’s degree in history-philosophy (1986) and a Ph.D. in history (1995), he has received the Roman Herzog grant from the “Alexander von Humboldt” Foundation at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany (1998-2000) and he was visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh (2002) as well as at the Central European University in Budapest (2004). He has organised the historical research contest entitled MY HISTORY – EUSTORY (6 editions, 2000-2010) and he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the EUSTORY network (2001-2008 and 2009-2013). Occupying this position, he has received in 2007 the National German Award awarded to this network. Since 2011 he is president of the Romanian Historical Sciences Society, currently serving for a second four-year period as its leader.
He is also member of the Scientific Council of the Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg as well as in numerous other academic groups.
His research aims at the economic and social history, at the history of higher education and its role in the accumulation of human capital, at the methodology of historical science, at the history of communist regimes and of the post-communist transition.
He has partaken into and coordinated several national and international research and civic education projects and he has published up to today five authored books and an impressive number of studies in magazines and collective volumes, both locally and abroad. For the volume entitled Monetary Circulation in 16th Century Wallachia (1996) he was awarded with the “Nicolae Iorga” award of the Romanian Academy. His most renowned work, awarded and quoted numerous times, is entitled Romania and Europe. The Accumulation of Economic Disparities (1500-2010) (Iaşi, Polirom Publishing House, 2010).
As vice-president of the National Council for the Financing of Higher Education (2011-2015) he has initiated and coordinated the publication of public annual reports regarding the financing of higher education for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. During 2015-2016 he has held the position of councillor on higher education of the Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, and since December 2016 he is president of the National Council of Statistics and Prognosis of Higher Education.
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