Jan Sadlak is Professor at the Faculty of European Studies of the Babe-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In October 2009, he has been elected as the President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. He is internationally recognized and cited expert in higher education policy, governance and management at the system and institutional level. His research interests and publications cover such topics as processes of reform and transformation in higher education and science policy, organization of doctoral studies and qualifications, private higher education, “world-class university”, quality assurance and academic ranking as well as ethical dimension of higher education and academic values. He is a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field of higher education and social policy, among them Higher Education Management [published by OECD.