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The Benone Pusca Distinguished Speaker Series brings onto the stage international leaders at Danubius University

The Benone Pusca Distinguished Speaker Series brings onto the stage international leaders at Danubius University

Danubius University proudly announces the initiation of the Benone Pusca Distinguished Speaker series as part of the celebration and recognition events of the thirtieth anniversary of the institution.  The series is named after the visionary founder of the university, and we are honored to have Professor Adrian Curaj as the first presenter in this series. 

An internationally acclaimed scholar and academic leader, over the course of his career, Adrian Curaj has acted as the Romanian Prime Minister’s Adviser on Science, Technology, ICT and e-Governance; as the President of the National Authority for Scientific Research—Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in Romania; and as the General Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation.

Professor Curaj has been High Representative of the Romanian Prime Minister for ecosystem development based on science, innovation, and entrepreneurship associated with ELI-NP pan-European infrastructure and is a former minister of national education and scientific research.  He is also the Chair holder – UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration, professor of Research Management and the Director of the Centre for Strategic Partnership and Quality Assurance in Higher Education at the POLITECHNICA University of Bucharest, and he serves as a board member of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation; of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome, and of the Romanian-American Fulbright Commission. 

The title of the presentation by Professor Curaj will be The Importance of Research for HEI and the Romanian context in this matter” , and the  BPDS Series will bring before the public exemplary personalities from the academic world, the business environment, civic society, and the public policy arena who have demonstrated a level of accomplishment that has gained them international recognition in their field, to share their knowledge and insights about topics that are relevant to today’s world. 

This event will be organized in hybrid system, on February 23, starting at 10.00 A.M., in Aula Magna and also, it will also be broadcasted on Danubius University`a social media pages.  All of the stakeholders of our University are welcomed to participate, whether in person or online, including academic staff, students, business partners, social partners, and local public figures, as well as friends of the university and members of the general public.


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