Daniela Cristina Ghiţulică, PhD, has been a member of the Bologna Follow-up Group – BFUG, on behalf of the Romanian Ministry of National Education, since 2012, and is currently co-chairing BFUG during the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union (1st of January – 30th of June 2019). She worked as director of the minister’s cabinet in the Romanian Ministry of National Education for more than 7 years, and has coordinated the higher education components of World Bank financed programs implemented by the ministry since 2003.

Dr. Cristina Ghitulica has an extensive experience in the field of quality assurance, working in the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – ARACIS in different capacities: external evaluator and member of the Distance Education Commission, since 2009, member in the council of the Agency, in 2013 – 2014, and Vice-president, since 2015.

She has been member in the board of the Central and Eastern European Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education CEENQA, since 2014, and is presently the president of the board the network. In 2018, Mrs. Ghitulica was elected member of the board of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

Mrs Ghitulica has a PhD in Chemical Engineering at University POLITEHNICA from Bucharest and an academic career more than 20 years long. She is currently professor in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University “POLITEHNICA” from Bucharest. The activity of Dr. Cristina Ghitulica encompasses an extensive research activity in different areas of materials science, and, as result, she has published several books. She is first author or co-author for more than 125 scientific articles, out of which almost 50 were published in indexed journals. She was involved, as a research team member or project manager/responsible, in over 55 competitive research contracts or projects in the field of human resources development.

She was awarded by the Romanian Presidency the Order for Education Merit, Great officer degree, in 2004.