Prof. Ružica Beljo Lučić holds a position of the Assistant Minister for Higher Education at the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and Full Professor at the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb. She also served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Forestry (2006-2008). As an education expert, she has served in 16 committees (e.g. a chair of the Quality Management Committee of the University of Zagreb, a member of the Accreditation Council of the Agency for Science and Higher Education, a member of the Committee for Implementation of the Croatian Qualifications Framework). She has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific and professional papers.