Adrian Curaj

General Director, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Adrian Curaj is the Former Minister of Education, Science and Innovation – Head of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. He has been working as a consultant for the World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, ETF and EC for studies in Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation and Foresight. Also, Adrian Curaj is fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and a governing board member of Science Europe. He has been at the forefront of theory & practice of Smart Specialisation and Open Science in Romania since the beginning of its development.