A graduate of the Technical University of Civil Engineering (UTCB) in Bucharest, Radu Damian has been since 2005 the Director of the Quality Evaluation Department of ARACIS, the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Since 2009 he is also a Board member of ENQA, of which ARACIS is a member. Previously he was Vice-Rector of the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest for 10 years and for 8 years served as Dean of the Faculty of Building Services Engineering of the same university. Radu Damian was also State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research between 2001 and 2005. A former representative of Romania in the BFUG, he was also member of the bureau, vice-chair and chair of the steering committee of higher education and research (CDESR) of the Council of Europe.