Adam Krčál is a consultant at Technopolis Group with expertise in research and evaluation in education. He has professional experience in education systems both on international and national level with a particular interest in higher education policy evaluation, including funding, quality assurance and management. His involvement with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) brought him closer to the topic of the institutional management in higher education. Adam has applied successfully various research methods such as interviews, surveys, case studies, desk research, literature reviews as well as a range of quantitative analysis methods.
Adam is experienced in working with a number of partners from higher education institutions, government and local administrations, international organisations, as well as with private entities and NGOs.
Prior to joining Technopolis, he worked for the OECD, Directorate for Education and Skills (EDU), where he was in charge of developing a conceptual framework for quality monitoring and enhancement in higher education. He was also responsible, jointly with his colleagues from the Higher Education team, for the OECD Higher Education Programme with more than 200 members both from governments and HEIs.
Prior to that, Adam worked for the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports where he led teams in charge of the higher education funding policy and of strategic analyses. He was also responsible for coordination of setting up of a new legislative framework for higher education in the Czech Republic.
Adam holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, and completed a student mobility programme at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (SciencesPo.). Currently, he is completing his doctoral studies and his dissertation thesis in International Trade. Adam is a Czech national and is fluent in English and Slovak and has advanced knowledge of French.