Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

AI in education; lifelong learning; Innovation and change in higher education; AI in teaching and learning in higher education; Curriculum design; Pedagogy; Education and civil society

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Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Stefan Popenici is a public speaker and scholar with over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, and leadership in higher education with universities in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He is currently working as Academic Lead Quality Initiatives at Charles Darwin University. Stefan is a member of various think tanks, boards and international organisations in education and is the recipient of prestigious awards and scholarships. For example, the President of Romania awarded Stefan with a knighthood, the Order ‘Merit of Education’. His research is focused on the impact of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning, imagination and creativity in education, education futures and change in higher education. His latest book, recently published by Routledge, is titled Artificial Intelligence and Learning Futures. Critical Narratives of Technology and Imagination in Higher Education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Imagination and innovation in education. A Study on Romanian Folktales, University of Bucharest

2 Mar 199818 May 2001

Award Date: 28 Dec 2001

Master, Educational Management and School Administration, University of Bucharest

15 Sept 199715 Jun 1998

Award Date: 18 Aug 1998

Bachelor, Degree in Pedagogy (Psychology and Sociology), University of Bucharest

15 Sept 19938 Sept 1997

Award Date: 26 Dec 1997

External positions

Honorary Felllow, The University of Melbourne

30 Sept 201631 Dec 2017

Associate Director IERG, Simon Fraser University

12 Sept 2006 → …

Researcher, Babes-Bolyai University


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