Adrian Curaj is former Minister of National Education and Scientific Research. Currently, Prof. Curaj is the General Director of the Executive Agency forHigher Education, Research, Development and Innovation. He was acting as theRomanian Prime Minister’s Advisor on Science, Technology, ICT and e-Governance(2007-2008), and as the President of the National Authority for ScientificResearch - State Secretary for Research, Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in Romania (2009-2010). Adrian Curaj has been working as a consultant with World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO and EC for studies in Tertiary Education,Science and Innovation, and Foresight. He was a Romanian representative at theBologna Follow-up Group. He is a member of the Romanian Commission for UNESCO and a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. FulbrightCommission in Romania. He is a member of EFFLA-European Forum for ForwardLooking Activities since 2012 and he was also a member of the External AdvisoryBoard PEOPLE, General Directorate for Research and European Commission,2007-2012. Adrian Curaj was acting as project leader for many projects including Foresight in Science and Innovation (2005-2006), Foresight in HigherEducation (2009-2011), and research infrastructures – “ResearchInfrastructures: Foresight and Impact -RIFI” - EC- FP7 project (2009-2011). He is a member of the advisory board of the ETF – FRAME: Skills for the Future project since 2012. Adrian Curaj published in reputed scientific journals a swell as many books, most of them in research and higher education management, and foresight. Two of the inventions he is co-author received gold medals at the Geneva Invention Salon 2009 and 2013. Adrian Curaj was twice awarded withRomanian National Distinctions, For Merits-Cavalier in 1999, and ForMerits-Officer in 2008 for his contributions to Science and Innovation.