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A researcher, teacher and scholarpreneur on the mission of building bridges between academia and entrepreneurship

 

 

 

Researcher, Teacher & Scholarpreneur

Dorina Baltag

There is a researcher and a teacher in every one of us, wouldn’t you agree? Whether we go on vacation or we are find ourselves in an academic setting, we explore, learn and share. Driven by my passion for knowledge, I have acquired experience in working in the higher education industry in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Moldova and I have developed my academic competencies as a researcher and teaching fellow at universities in Europe, the UK and the USA.

If there is one thing I can say about myself is that I am passionate about research and teaching and I strongly believe that research is at the backbone of our everyday activities and it is our tool for creating and sharing knowledge.

At present moment I teach European  Studies at Maastricht University and I am a Marie Curie researcher in EU foreign policy and diplomacy at Loughborough University. I am skilled in International Relations, European Affairs, Public Policy subject-areas and Qualitative Research Methodology.

I wrote my PhD on ‘The Practice and Performance of EU diplomacy in Eastern Europe after the inauguration of the EEAS’; research for which I obtained a Marie Curie Fellowship (Initial Training Network INCOOP).

It was during my PhD journey that I felt the need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in order to be able to identify opportunities in the marketplace and understand how and when to capitalize on them. As result I developed research services and products that aim at increasing researchers’ transferable skills and thus helped my peers in maximizing their potential, in becoming competitive on the research market and, therefore, connecting academia and practitioners worlds. 

On my website you can explore:

  • the researcher – browse through my research portfolio here or follow me on researchgate
  • the teacher – further details are in my teaching portfolio here
  • the scholapreneur – see my roadmap of how I bring together entrepreneurship, research and teaching

 

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN MAKE USE OF MY HANDS-ON TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND COMPETENCES 

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING FOR RESERACHERS

Learn how to pitch your research, how to transform your research results into research products and how to get funding and write sustainable project proposals.

Building blocks of a successful research career

Master the useful resources  you need to create your unique digital identity and to master the art of story-telling & networking and learn the nuts & bolts on how to get published.

Academic Research and Skills

Discover hands-on guidelines on (qualitative) research design that will help you think structurally, identify your research questions, develop your analytical framework and operationalise your variables (from paper to PhD thesis).

 

Professional Consultancy And Advice

I  consult on:

Public Policy

EU Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Qualitative Research Design

Course Curriculum Development

-Thematic Workshop Development (and presentation)

 

 

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