Remus Pricopie

Date of birth: January 22, 1970

June 14 to 26, 2009, Certificate on Management and Leadership in Education, Higher Education Management, Institute for Higher Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA;
•March 2007 - March 2008, Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, access and equity in higher education: Public awareness and public policy associated dialogue, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA;
•2006-2008, Courses of Higher Education Management, Higher Education Management, Institute of Education, London University, London, UK;
•May 1-12, 2006, Certificate on Strategic Choices for Educational Reform, Strategic options for reform in education, World Bank Institute, Washington DC, USA;
•1997-2002 / 2004-2005, Ph.D. in Political Science, Political Science, University of Bucharest / National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania
September 12 to 19, 2004, Certificate on South-East Europe Higher Education Administration Development, Higher Education management development in South - East Europe, University of Graz, Graz, Austria;
•July 24 to 29, 2004, Certificate on International Educational Exchange and Mobility, Academic Session 419 – Changes of concepts in exchange and mobility in international education, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria;
•August 2003 - July 2004, Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Education Policy, Public Policy in Higher Education and internationalization of higher education, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA;
•October 1996 - January 1998, dissertation in 2000, Postgraduate Academic Studies in Communication and Public Relations, Communication and Public Relations, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)Bucharest, Romania;
•October 1996 - September 1997, Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Relations Internationales et Politique Européenne, , Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium;
•September 1990 - June 1995, Bachelor’s degree, Chemical field, specialization: Chemistry- Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania;

•October 1998 – present, Faculty of Communication and Public Relations (FCRP),National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA); Rector (March 2012 – present); •Dean (December 2005 - November 2007, December 2008 - March 2012);
Professor (starting in 1998 as Assistant Professor)
•February 1996 - June 2003 / November 2007 - October 2009,
•Ministry of Education, Research and Youth; Advisor to the Minister of Education( January-October 2009);
• Secretary of State for Higher Education(November 2007 - December 2008),
•Acting Minister (with Delegation)(May 2008),
• Advisor to the Minister of Education(December 2001 - June 2003);
• Secretary General( May 2001 - September 2001),
• Spokesperson, Director of Public Relations (January 2001 - May 2001);
• Expert, Directorate of Public Relations (October 1998 - January 2001);
• Spokesperson (July 1997 - October 1997);
• Expert, Directorate of Higher Education and Research (February 1996 - July 1997);
Other work experience
• February 2009 –June 2012, Chair, Board of Directors Romanian-US Fulbright Commission;
• January 2010 – present, President of the Task Force on Fostering and Building Human Capital (FBHC) of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) –the Secretariat is based in Vienna, Austria;


•Romanian Association for the Club of Rome– ARCoR;
•International Association of Universities – IAU;
•Comparative and International Education Society – CIES
•European Communication Research and Education Association – ECREA
•International Communication Association – ICA
•Romanian Association of the Professionals in Public Relations – ARRP


• Member of the South-East European Research Center (SEERC), International Advisory Board, University of Sheffield (UK), City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield in Thessaloniki (Greece) (2011- present);
• Member of the Foresight Commission of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania (2011- present);
• Member of the ERI SEE Governing Board (Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern Europe), Belgrade, Serbia (January 2011- present);
• Member of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication, UNESCO, Paris (2010- present);
• Chair, Task Force on Fostering and Building Human Capital of the Regional Cooperation Council, Vienna, Austria, (January 2010 - present);
• Romanian Representative in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (2009-2010);
• Romanian Representative in the European Quality Assurance Register– EQAR, Brussels, Belgium (2008-present);

• President of the Board of Directors – Romanian – US Fulbright Commission (2009 – 2012);
• Member of the Board of Directors – Romanian – US Fulbright Commission (2007 – present);
• Co-Chair of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education in the Europe Region: Access, Values, Quality and Competitiveness, Bucharest, Romania, May 21-24, 2009;
• Acting Chair of the 15th Meeting of the Join Committee of CEEPUS Ministers, Bucharest, March 2009;
• Member of the Drafting Committee of the Communiqué of 2009 World Conference on Higher Education: The New Dynamics of Higher Education and Research for Social Change and Development, UNESCO, Paris, July 5-8, 2009;
• Member of the Board– Romanian Cultural Institute (2007 – 2009);
• Member of the Board– The 40th International Olympics in Mathematics - July 1999

• Fulbright State Alumni Member of the Month (awarded by the State Department, USA, Washington D.C., March, 2009);
• 10th Anniversary of Black Sea University Network (awarded by the BSUN President, 2008)
• Leaders for the 21st Century (Awarded by the Rector of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, 2000);

Academy of Public Administration, Astana, Kazakhstan (2012); University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012); International Faculty of the University of Sheffield in Thessaloniki, Greece (2011); UNESCO, Paris (2011; 2010; 2009; 2008); Central Europe Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), Brussels, Belgium (2011); Ministry of National Resources, Hungary (2011); Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Zagreb, Croatia (2011); European Training Foundation, Torino, Italy (2011); Ministry of Education and Sport, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2010); Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010); Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Vienna, Austria (2010); Ministry of Education, Madrid, Spain (2010); Benelux Bologna Secretariat, Brussels (2009); Sweden Ministry of Education, Stockholm (2009); Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow (2010; 2009); University of Leuven and University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (2009), European Investment Bank, Luxembourg (2009); European Commission, Brussels (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 1998, 1997); City Hall, Bordeaux (2008); National Press Club, Washington D.C. (2008); Council of Europe, Strasbourg (2008); United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C. (2008), National Technical University of Ukraine „Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv (2008); World Bank, Washington D.C. (2008; 2006; 2004; 2003); Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, Mexico (2007); European Science Foundation, Brussels (2007); Geneva University, Geneva (2006); NAFSA, Washington D.C. (2004); International Institute of Education, Washington D.C. (2007); Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg (2009, 2004); Graz University, Graz (2004); Boston College, Boston (2009, 2004); Boston University, Boston (2004, 2001); Buffalo University, Buffalo (2007, 2004); Harvard University, Boston (2009, 2004, 2001); University of Sofia, Sofia (2003); University of Chisinau, Chisinau (1999); Moldavian Ministry of Education, Chisinau (1999); College of Europe, Brugge (1998); Institute d’Etude Européenne, Brussels (1998); NATO, Brussels (1997); Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (1997); Budapest University (1986).

Author and co-author of 6 volumes
Editor and co-editor of six volumes
Author of 28 scientific articles published in specialty journals
Project manager of 7 research projects
Project team member in over 12 research grants