Liviu Andreescu

Liviu Andreescu is associate professor with the Faculty of Administration and Business at the University of Bucharest, where teaches public policy. He previously taught at Spiru Haret University for a decade and a half. He holds a PhD in political science (from the National School of Political Studies and Administration in Bucharest) and an MA in American Studies (University of Bucharest).

For the past five years he has also been working with the Executive Agency for the Funding of Higher Education, Research and Development, and Innovation (UEFISCDI) as an expert on higher education and research policy. In 2005-06 he was a Fulbright scholar at Baylor University (Waco,TX), where he studied academic freedom in religiously-affiliated universities.

Andreescu has published widely on church-state relations, higher education and research policy, and cultural studies, often at the intersection of these fields. Amongst other themes, he has written and also co-authored books and articles on religious education, the construction of Orthodox places of worship, academic theology and higher education policy. He also co-authored several articles on the two Lautsi judgement of the European Court of Human Rights.

His work on higher education and research policy focuses on a broad range of issues, from differentiation and university autonomy to quality assurance and mergers. He has been involved in several projects in the field, where he participated in the design of large-scale expert consultations (e.g. online real-time Delphis) and facilitated future-oriented foresight and strategic planning exercises. The latter include the design of Romania’s national strategy for RDI in 2014-2020.

Andreescu is the author of two books on academic freedom and university autonomy, and of a volume on modern American and British poetry.