Prof. Adrian Curaj
Professor Adrian Curaj is former Minister of National Education and Scientific Research. He is the head of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. Professor Curaj had been working as a consultant for the World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, ETF and EC for studies in Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation, and Foresight. He has been actively involved in many research projects (including FP7, H2020, SEE & INTERREG). He is member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fulbright Commission in Romania and fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS). Professor Curaj is the one of the artisans and a strong promoter of the “Laser Valley – Land of Lights” project, which is about an integrated smart territorial development of the host region, and enabling knowledge, entrepreneurial and commercial spillovers for the pan-European Research infrastructure ELI Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Măgurele city (Romania).