Remus Pricopie

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Remus Pricopie (born January 22, 1970) is a Romanian education administrator. He was the Education Minister in the Victor Ponta cabinet from December 2012 to December 2014.


Born in Ceahlău, Neamţ County, Pricopie entered the Chemistry faculty of the University of Bucharest in 1990, graduating in 1995. He also holds a 2005 doctorate in Political Science, granted by that institution and by the National School of Political Science and Public Administration. He began working at the latter school in 1998, when he started teaching there and eventually became a professor. He was dean from 2005 to 2007 and from 2008 to March 2012, when he became rector. His government career, spent at the Education Ministry, began in 1996, its first phase ending in 2003. During that time, his posts included that of expert on higher education and on public relations, spokesman, secretary general and adviser to the minister. Subsequently, his positions were as state secretary for higher education (2007-2008) and adviser to the minister (2009), as well as acting minister in May 2008.[1]

Pricopie is married and has two children.[1] He was proposed for the cabinet by the Social Democratic Party (PSD).[2] He left the ministry following a cabinet reshuffle.[3]


  1. ^ a b (in Romanian) Profile at the Romanian Government site; accessed December 23, 2012
  2. ^ (in Romanian) Tibi Bujdei, Liviu Dădăcuş, "La Educaţie va fi propus Remus Pricopie, iar la Energie Constantin Niţă", Mediafax, December 18, 2012; accessed January 2, 2013
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Ramona Loznianu, "Remus Pricopie pleacă de la Educaţie. Bilanţul celor doi ani de mandat", Gândul, December 14, 2014; accessed February 6, 2015