Pusa Nastase

Senior Program Manager

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
+36 1 327 3000 /2398

Pusa Nastase is Senior Program Manager at the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education.

She is an experienced manager of executive education, life-long learning and capacity building programs and a trainer and consultant with international experience in the field of adult education.

Research activities:
Currently involved in the European Universities – Critical Futures research project led by the Danish School of Education and bringing together researchers from research centers in highers education across Europe. She contributes to the working stream on Internationalisation
and the stream on Challenges in University Governance and Leadership. In this context she investigates the impact of new technologies on university management and the relations between faculty and administrative staff.

Teaching activities:
Currently she is the Course Co-Director for the following courses:
29 June - 3 July, 2020
The Quality of University Education: Harmonizing Purposes, Processes and Outcomes
July 6-17, 2020
A Hands-on Approach to Higher Education (July 2020)

Previous courses include:
25 June - 29 June, 2019: Internationalization of the University at Home: Challenges and Opportunities
1-5 July 2019: Learning Can Be Fun: Examining the World of Education with Critical Eyes
25 June - 29 June, 2018: Policies and Practices in Lifelong Learning at Universities
26 June - 30 June, 2017: Placing Students in the Center: Student Centered Learning in European Universities

She is also currently researching issues related to the system of promotions and appointments in Myanmar universities.

-Course Lead for the multi-year professional training program commissioned by the Georgian Center for International Education
-External reviewer and researcher in the project Extending and reinforcing good practice in teacher development conducted by a consortium of universities from Sweden, Estonia, Ireland, Slovakia and Check Republic.

Other activities:
-Member of the Scientific Committee for the 52nd Annual Conference of the European university continuing education network (eucen)- May 2020
-Independent expert for the Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation, Georgia
-Track Chair for the annual Forum of the European Higher Education Society –EAIR, September 2018

Nastase, P (2020) Drivers for Internationalisation in Georgian Higher Education, (upcoming)
Nastase, P. (2020). The contentious politics of higher education: struggles and power relations within English and Italian universities (The mobilization series on social movements, protest, and culture) by Lorenzo Cini, London, Routledge, 2018, 196 pp., 138 EUR (hardcover), 32 EUR (Kindle Edition), ISBN 9781138577114.
Nastase, P. (2018): Hidden in plain sight: student fund-raising and organization in Romanian universities, International Review of Social Research, Special Issue: "Long term perspectives on higher education: student movements, human capital and expert culture", vol. 7, issue no. 3, May 2018, De Gruyter
Nastase, P. (2018): Institutional Perspective on Lifelong Learning: Evidence from Romania and Hungary, in “Neveléstudomány” 2018 fall issue (2018/3.)
Nastase, P., Szabo, M. (2017): Good Practices in Student Centered Learning in Central and Eastern Europe in CEHEC Conference proceedings, April 2017


Ph.D., Graduate School of Education, Bristol University, U.K.
MA, Human Rights, Central European University, Hungary
BA, Law, University of Bucharest, Romania