Mr. Jan Sadlak is Professor at the European Center of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
In October 2009 he was elected the President of the International Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. Professor J. Sadlak is an internationally recognized and quoted expert in politics, management and administration of higher education. His area of expertise includes reform processes and transformation in higher education and scientific policy, organization of doctoral studies, qualifications, private higher education, world-class universities, quality assurance and academic rankings, as well as ethical dimensions of higher education and academic values. Jan Sadlak is a member of the editorial board of leading journals in the field of higher education and social policy.
In September 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Jan Sadlak to the Board of Directors of Agenzia della Santa Sede per la Valutazione e la Promozione della Qualità e Facoltà Ecclesiastiche (AVEPRO) (Holy See Agency for Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Catholic Universities and Schools).
Professor Sadlak was awarded several awards of merit and six titles "Honorary Doctor" at leading universities in Romania, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Jan Sadlak is a corresponding member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, Paris (France) and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, San Francisco (USA). From September 2009 to January 2011 – Professor and Pro-rector for International Cooperation at the Warsaw School of Social and Human Sciences (SWPS). From October 1999 to July 2009 – Director of the European Center for Higher Education (UNESCO-CEPES) and UNESCO representative in Romania. Professor Jan Sadlak obtained a doctoral degree in Philosophy on Management in Education (1988) in the University of Buffalo (USA), a master's degree in Economics (in 1968) at the Oskar Lange Academy of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland.