EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

Alejandro Tiana Ferrer (UNED) elected as President of EADTU

In the General Assembly meeting of 25 October 2017 in Milton Keynes (UK) Alejandro Tiana Ferrer was elected as president of the EADTU for a two year period.
We thank Anja Oskamp (Open Universiteit of The Netherlands) for her dedicated work as president of the EADTU for the past four years.

Alejandro Tiana Ferrer (Ph.D. Pedagogy, Complutense University Madrid, 1985) is Professor of Theory and History of Education and Rector of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Spain). He has served as Secretary General of Education for the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain (2004-2008), Director General of the Center for Advanced Studies at the Ibero-American States Organization for Education, Science and Culture (OEI, 2008-2012), Chair of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA, 1999-2004), President of the Governing Board of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI-OECD), 1996 and President of the Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe (CIDREE), 1993-1994.

He has authored or coauthored 23 books and more than 200 chapters or articles about several issues related to the history of education systems, educational policy, comparative education and the evaluation of education systems. Among their fields of interest in the last years, the teaching profession in their different components should be underlined. He has advised in that issue several international organizations such as the World Bank, the IDB, UNESCO, ALECSO and OEI.