Lucian Ciolan is professor of Educational Policy and Research at the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (University of Bucharest).
In December 2019 he has joined the top 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 (but not limited) to public/educational policy process, applications of (neuro)cognitive sciences in public policies and learning processes.
Lucian’s academic expertise is valued in various national agencies in the field of education and research: Member of the Board of National Quality Assurance Agency in Higher Education (ARACIS), 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, Lucian represents Romania in the Council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), as President of the Romanian Association for Educational Research (ARCE). He is also member in the General Assembly of IEA – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
Complementary to his academic activity, 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 based in Berlin, focused on increasing the capacity to develop and influence public policies.