MEET OUR GROWING TEAM OF EXPERTS 

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Dr. VLAD MIHAESCU

Digital Education Expert

Vlad Mihaescu has a PhD in educational and technological models of MOOCs and has more than 10 years’ experience as a trainer and teacher in areas like multimedia technologies, social media, e-tourism, e-learning, usability, programming, soft skills and leadership. Author of over 25 scientific papers and book chapters published in international conferences and journals, Vlad is involved in several European research projects in the field of eLearning. He is also a lecturer for UPT. Currently he serves as the Chair of the NAP Steering Committee at the European Distance and e-Learning Network (EDEN). 

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MIHAI LISETCHI

Social Innovation Expert

Mihai Lisetchi has extensive experience in the development of social economy organizations. He is deeply involved in the study and research of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social economy, sharing economy and social innovation concepts and practice. He is currently also leading research at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. In the past, he undertook an international fellowship in philanthropy at Johns Hopkins University, USA, served as Secretary of State at the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civil Dialogue (Romanian Government) shaping the NGO development agenda of Romania. He also provides expertise and coaching for numerous NGOs an adult training programmes, while coordinating his own NGO (Agency for the Information and Development of Nongovernmental Organizations). 

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DR. CRISTIAN GHERHES

Entrepreneurship and AI Policy Expert

Dr. Cristian Gherhes is an expert in Entrepreneurship, SME growth, Economic Development, Technological Innovation, and Business Models. He has extensive experience of planning, conducting, and delivering qualitative research, having undertaken this with a range of stakeholders, including firms, entrepreneurs, and policy makers across various geographical contexts. His research centres on institutions, entrepreneurship, economic development, and innovation, and he has a particular interest in the development and diffusion of Artificial Intelligence and implications for organisations, policy makers, and society. His most recent work focuses on the opportunities and challenges of AI adoption in professional services firms and on trajectories of AI development across various national contexts. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Sheffield and a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial management from the same university, and is currently Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom).

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MIHAI CARABAS

Law & LegalTech Expert

Mihai Cărăbaș is an experienced lawyer contributing to research & innovation in cooperation with Babes Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also a referee within the framework of the Jurisdictional Arbitrage Court from Cluj's Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds a rich experience in commercial law, intellectual and commercial property, energy and corporate management. He also provides consultancy in negotiation and mediation, as well as public defence. He is truly passionate about LegalTech and the application of cutting-edge solutions in the legal domain and he has established the first LegalTech Accelerator Platform in Romania, attracting hundreds of stakeholders at its annual event. Through these efforts, he bridges international networks in LegalTech (i.e. European LegalTech Association, ILTA, Investment Houses, etc) in order to build up the LegalTech ecosystem from Romania.  

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DR. ADRIAN SOLOMON

Environmental Sustainability  & Training Accreditation Expert

Dr Adrian Solomon currently serves various international appointments: Chairman, External Grants Committee (Triple Helix Association, Italy); Deputy Director (South East European Research Centre, Greece), Project manager (Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, United Kingdom), Co-Founder of the World Bank Working Group on Law and Technology. He is an experienced researcher & manager with expertise in environmentally sustainable and resilient organizations and in managing R&D projects involving innovative solutions and technologies for organizational competitiveness and compliance (10+ years of experience). So far, he has successfully acquired 18 projects (H2020, Erasmus+, EUROPEAID, Tenders) amounting to more than 16.7 million Euros. He has served as keynote speaker and panel speaker in numerous international events. For the past 8 years, he has been directly involved in the acquisition, management and implementation of training projects at various levels: Youth Education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education) and has substantial experience with EU qualification frameworks (NQF, EQUIS, ECTS, ECVET, ETF, DigComp, EntreComp, YOUTHPASS). He holds a PhD degree in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) as well as a BSc degree in Computer Science from the same university.

MEET OUR CITIZEN SCIENCE AMBASSADORS (BalkanScienceTellers)

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MILICA JOVANOVIC

Citizen Science Ambassador - Serbia

After graduateding at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, the degree in Information Systems and Technology, she became a teaching associate at the Faculty at Department for Management of Technology, Innovation, and Development. During her work on the Faculty, she finished master studies in Operations Research and Computational Statistics. Her research interest in that period was the performance and official rankings of universities. Currently, she is on the final year of her doctoral studies and writing a thesis on the topic "Development of the model for measuring the performance of technology management based on the Triple Helix concept". Her interest in citizen science stemmed throughout her engagement with triple/quadruple helix research and she is currently actively involved in proposals targeting co-creation with society and citizen engagement in research and innovation. 

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PETAR VRGOVIC

Citizen Science Ambassador - Serbia

Dr Petar Vrgovic is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (University of Novi Sad, Serbia). His expertise relies on creative thinking and effective communication (including during societal engagement). 
He also loves helping SMEs to innovate and collaborate, especially in developing countries and in sub-optimal conditions. He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and PhD in Engineering Management. His interests are tailored around: business communication trainings, establishing organizational culture, employee creativity, open innovation for SMEs, public speaking and presentations, students entrepreneurial activation, small business networking and serious games. 

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MIHAI LISETCHI

Citizen Science Ambassador - Romania

Mihai Lisetchi has extensive experience in the development of social economy organizations. He is deeply involved in the study and research of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social economy, sharing economy and social innovation concepts and practice. He is currently also leading research at the West University of Timisoara, Romania. In the past, he undertook an international fellowship in philanthropy at Johns Hopkins University, USA, served as Secretary of State at the Ministry for Public Consultation and Civil Dialogue (Romanian Government) shaping the NGO development agenda of Romania. He also provides expertise and coaching for numerous NGOs an adult training programmes, while coordinating his own NGO (Agency for the Information and Development of Nongovernmental Organizations). 

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URANIK BEGU

Citizen Science Ambassador - Kosovo

Uranik Begu is a highly experienced management and marketing executive, who currently is serving as an Executive Director at Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK). Prior to his work at ICK, Uranik has served as Head of Marketing and part of a management at Post Telecom Kosovo for four years. Uranik is currently close to completion of his Doctorate degree in Management, at Swiss Management Center. He is also a renowned lecturer and has taught at several private universities, and the public university of Prizren. He also serves as a Board Member for the largest European Marketing Conference held in Zurich, the CMO Conference, also known as Davos of Marketing. Uranik since six years ago is an active member of the Economic Development Council of Prishtina.

MEET OUR NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS AMBASSADORS

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Prof. VLADIMIR MUCENSKI

Bauhaus Ambassador - Serbia

Vladimit is an associate professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy and member of the faculty council. He is also a isiting professor at the University of Banja Luka. Member of the PMI chapter Serbia and president of the executive board of the Union of Safety at Work of Serbia. Expert in construction management and feasibility and sustainability of construction. Member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers. Member of the Revision Commission for Professional Control of Technical Documentation (designs) appointed by the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. Interested in new technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), advanced methods of project management and sustainability.

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DIMITRIOS RAIDIS

Bauhaus Ambassador - Greece 

Dimitris Raidis is an urban planner and architect graduated from UCL Bartlett school. He participated in a number of design projects, urban design and planning projects in association with Sempsi Office in Thessaloniki Greece. From 2000 he worked as a director at Sempsi Office, completing a number of architectural, urban design, and interior design projects. He also participated in a number of planning works including the one of the General masterplan of Municipality of Thessaloniki and the masterplan of the Port of Thessaloniki. In 2015 he has co- founded KARD architects, a fresh modern architectural office with many architectural awards in interior and architectural competition projects. He is also a member of the Permanent Committee of Planning Development and Growth for the Technical Chamber of North Greece, a member of Think Tank SEVE since 2016, member in the board of directors of Think Tank Paremvasi since 2018, as well as in the director of boards in the Greek Export Association.

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MINA BLAGOEVIC

Bauhaus Ambassador - Serbia

She obtained her Master´s degree in Architecture from the University of Belgrade in 2016. From 2016 until 2018 she worked at the Institute for Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia (IAUS) while attending doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade. She is an author and co-author of several academic publications on the topics of international policies related to urban heritage management and participatory urban planning in socialist Yugoslavia. From November 2020 until April 2021 she worked at Drees & Sommer Switzerland – Integrated Urban Solutions, where she was involved in consulting and applying for international projects in integrated urban development, smart cities, green infrastructure, and sustainable urban mobility, with a focus on the CEE region.

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Dr DIMITRIS PSYCHOGIOS

Bauhaus Ambassador - Greece

Dr Dimitris Psychogyios, is an Architect Engineer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture UTH, in the area of Creative Design-CAD/CAM Technologies. He has a PhD, Postgraduate Diploma and Diploma from School of Architecture of NTUA, and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from TEI of Heraklion. He is member of the Greek Technical Chamber since 2005, has numerous completed architectural projects and has participated in many architectural competitions.