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Roberto Carneiro is a former Portuguese Minister of Education (1987-91). Currently, he is a professor at the Portuguese Catholic University (School of Human Sciences), where he also chairs the Study Centre on Peoples and Cultures and is Dean of the Institute for Distance Learning.
Among several public responsibilities Roberto Carneiro runs the Observatory of Immigration and was responsible for the Information Society Observatory in Portugal. Roberto Carneiro was Vice-President of the Information Society Forum, Vice-President of the Study Group on Education and Training, Chairman of the 5-year assessment panel of ESPRIT, Chairman of the Interim Evaluation Panel of INFO 2000, Member of the EU/US co-operation Committee e-Learning research network, Member of the 2nd Section of the eEurope 2005 Steering Group, Member of the Benchmarking Steering Group of e-Learning for Enterprises in Europe, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the eLearning Conference 2007 (Lisbon), member of ISTAG – Information Society Technologies Advisory Group, of the eLearning Committee, of the Lifelong Learning Stakeholder Group, and Chairs the Editorial Boards of several Journals including the European Journal of Education and also eLearning Papers. He is a member of the UNESCO International Commission for Education in the 21st Century and of the UNESCO High Level Group on Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing. Roberto Carneiro is a graduate of the Lisbon Technical University, conducted his post-graduate studies in the UK (New University of Coleraine and London School of Economics) and is a Presentation Fellow / Honorary Doctor of King’s College (University of London).