Ligia Deca

Ministery of Education, Romania
Ligia Deca

Ligia Deca is the Minister of Education of Romania. Before ascending to this role in 2022, she served as Presidential Adviser for Education and Research. She is also a member of the Fulbright Commission Board of Directors in Romania. 

Ligia co-led ‘Action Track 3: Teachers, Teaching and the Teaching Profession’ within the framework of the 2022 United Nations Transforming Education Summit and since June 2023 was co-opted by the UN Secretary General as a member of the High-level Panel on the Teaching Profession. Between 2010-2012, she was head of the Bologna Secretariat, supporting the Bologna Follow-Up Group within the frame of the European Higher Education Area.  

Ligia has worked as an expert for the Council of Europe, European Commission, EQAR, DAAD and others and in 2014 she was invited to be a member of the ‘Science in Education’ Expert Group set-up by the European Commission. From 2008 to 2010, she was the President of the European Students’ Union. Ligia holds a PhD in Political Science, awarded by the University of Luxembourg in 2016 for her research focusing on the internationalisation of higher education. 
Ligia Deca is receiving 2023 EAIE Award for Vision and Leadership for her remarkable achievements and contributions to international education throughout her career.