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Senior Lecturer, Charles Darwin University

Dr Stefan Popenici is a scholar with over 20 years of experience in teaching, research and leadership in higher education with universities in Europe, North America, South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia, currently working at Charles Darwin University in Education Strategy. He was a Senior Advisor of the Minister of Education in Romania on educational reform and research, senior consultant of the President of De La Salle University Philippines on research and internationalisation, and consultant for various international institutions on innovation in education. For his work and strategic leadership in education the President of Romania knighted him with the Order ‘Merit of Education’.

His research is focused on the impact of artificial intelligence and other new technologies on teaching and learning, learning spaces, and nurturing imagination and creativity in education.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Charles Darwin University


Knight of Romania, "Merit of Education"