dr. D. Craciun (Daniela)

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente doing research on higher education policy at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies. I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Central European University (Hungary). My teaching and research interests lie in the area of public policy, specifically higher education policy. Additionally, I am interested in issues of research design, content analysis, and conceptualization. My Ph.D. dissertation analyzed national higher education internationalization strategies from around the world using computer-assisted text analysis to lift empirical data to a conceptual level. Before coming to UT, I was a lecturer at Bard College Berlin and a tutor and academic advisor in the OLIve Refugee Education Initiatives (Germany). Previously, I was a visiting scholar doing research or teaching at the University of Yangon (Myanmar), the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Brazil), and the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (USA).


Social Sciences
Academic Freedom
Analytical Reports
National Policy


Craciun, D. (2022). National Policies for the Internationalization of Higher Education. In D. K. Deardorff, H. de Wit, B. Leask, & H. Charles (Eds.), The Handbook of International Education (2 ed., pp. 95-109). Stylus Publishing.
de Wit, H., Rumbley, L. E. , Craciun, D., Mihut, G., & Woldegiyorgis, A. (2020). International Mapping of National Tertiary Education Internationalization Strategies and Plans (NTEISPs). In J. Thondhlana, E. Chiyevo Garwe, H. de Wit, J. Gacel-Ávila, F. Huang, & W. Tamrat (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Internationalization of Higher Education in the Global South (pp. 29-39). Bloomsbury Publishing.
Craciun, D., Orosz, K., & Proteasa, V. (2020). Does Erasmus Mobility Increase Employability? Using Register Data to Investigate the Labour Market Outcomes of University Graduates. In A. Curaj, L. Deca, & R. Pricopie (Eds.), European Higher Education Area: Challenges for a New Decade (pp. 105-119). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56316-5_8
Orosz, K., Proteasa, V. , & Craciun, D. (2020). The Use of Instrumental Variables in Higher Education Research. In J. Huisman, & M. Tight (Eds.), Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (Vol. 6, pp. 61-80). (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research; Vol. 6). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220200000006005
de Wit, H., Rumbley, L. , Craciun, D., Mihut, G., & Woldegiyorgis, A. (2019). International Mapping of National Tertiary Education Internationalization Strategies and Plans (NTEISPs): Analytical report. (CIHE Perspectives; No. 12). Boston College Center for International Higher Education. https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/bc1/schools/lsoe/sites/cihe/publication/pdf/Perspectives%2012.pdf
Telle, S., Špaček, M. , & Craciun, D. (2019). Divergent Paths to Cohesion: The (Unintended) Consequences of a Place-Based Cohesion Policy. In T. Lang, & F. Görmar (Eds.), Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe (pp. 149-172). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1190-1_7
Craciun, D. (2019). Internationalization with Adjectives. In K. Godwin, & H. de Wit (Eds.), Intelligent Internationalization: The Shape of Things to Come Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004418912

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