International Advisory Board

   Dr. Jan Sadlak

Dr. Jan Sadlak Jan Sadlak was elected in October 2009 as the President of the International Ranking Expert Group Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (in short: IREG Observatory)

He is internationally recognized and highly cited expert in higher education policy, governance and management at the system and institutional level. His research interests and publications cover such topics as processes of reform and transformation in higher education and science policy, organization of doctoral studies and qualifications, private higher education, world-class university, quality assurance, benchmarking and academic rankings as well as ethical dimension of higher education and academic values.

In the past 30 years he has been involved in policy advice to policy-makers, governments and higher education institutions in a number of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Arab Region.

He works in such languages of international circulation as English, French and Russian.

He is [or has been] a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field of higher education, science and social policy as well as international relations.

In the period September 2009 – January 2011, he has been Professor and Vice-rector for International Cooperation at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities/SWPS in Warsaw, Poland. From October 1999 to July 2009, he has been Director of UNESCO-European Centre for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES) and Representative of UNESCO in Romania. Prior to this position he was Chief of Section for Higher Education Policy at UNESCO, Paris [1992 – 1999].

He has a long record of being a member of the governing boards, scientific councils of various bodies and organizations. At present, among other things, he is member of The Leadership Advisory Board Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLIKS), Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Jan Sadlak was awarded several high-level national and academic distinctions and seven honorary doctorates (Doctor honoris causa) from leading universities in Romania, Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. He is an Honorary Senator of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He is Member Correspondent of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities – Academia Europensis, France, and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, USA. He is also a member of the Romanian Association for the Club of Rome (ARCOR).

He has been teaching at the leading universities in Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romanian, Russia, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom.

He holds PhD (1988) in Educational Administration and Comparative Education from the SUNY/ University of Buffalo, USA, and M.A. (1968) in Economics from the University of Economics in Wrocław, Poland. In the years 1971-1972, he took postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.


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