The Institute of Educational Sciences (ISE) is a national research body, subordinated to the Ministry of Education, for which it carries out research activities in several areas. It is a public non-profit body, with both national and international scope.

ISE employs around 50 researchers and a similar number of administrative and support personnel. ISE coordinates the efforts related to the development and updating of the national curriculum.

Each year the institute presents a report to the Ministry regarding the state of the national education system. The main areas of research are: educational policies, counselling and lifelong learning, educational management, youth related studies and curriculum related studies. In order for ISE's research results to be relevant within the European context, they have engaged in international projects for over two decades. The Institute has been host for many years to the Euroguidance and E-twinning networks in Romania. They have worked with a broad spectrum of partners, both public and private, from all over Europe to develop and implement numerous projects aimed at improving the educational system.

members

Angela Andrei, PhD

Is senior researcher at the Institute of Education Sciences Bucharest, in the Department of Counselling and Educational Management. She graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology, Psychology and Pedagogy (1996). She obtained a Master degree (1998) and a PhD in Education sciences – School counselling (2006). Since 1996, Angela has been working in the field of education, guidance and school counselling as practitioner, researcher, author of scientific articles and publications, contributor to school curricula, coordinator of European projects and expert in international organisations. From 2007 to 2012 she worked at Cedefop, the European Agency for the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has organised and contributed to numerous national, European and international conferences and symposia.

Andra Fanita

Is a researcher at the Institute of Education Sciences in Bucharest, Romania. She works at the Department of Counselling and Educational Management, being involved in research projects in the field of educational counselling. She has worked with various educational organizations in European projects in the field of education and guidance. Her areas of expertise are pedagogy and career counselling.

Delia Goia

Is a researcher at the Institute of Educational Sciences, from Bucharest, Romania. She works at the department of Counselling and Educational Management, being involved in research and intervention projects in the field of guidance. She has worked in various European projects in the field of education and guidance and presently coordinates the National Euroguidance centre from Romania.

Mihai Iacob

Has been a researcher in the field of counselling and lifelong learning, at the Institute of Educational Sciences, since 2008. He is also a member of the National Euroguidance Centre.His research interests were particularly focused on the use of ICT in lifelong learning and counselling services for disadvantaged groups. Mihai Iacob holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Psychotherapy.

Petre Botnariuc, PhD

Is a researcher at the Institute for Education Sciences from Bucharest at the department for Educational Counselling and an expert for the National Euroguidance Centre. He works on research and educational projects at both national and European level in the area of career counselling, in-service training and tools development for the guidance practitioners. He has a PhD in education with focus on learning in virtual communities, as well as on designing, managing and evaluating the distance education programs. He is an Associated Professor at the University of Bucharest for courses on Pedagogy and Computer Assisted Instruction.