Tadeja Zupančič is a professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture. She is Vice-Dean for research, teaches, supervises PhD-s/post- PhD-s, coordinates EU projects and the doctoral programme at the faculty. She studied architecture at UL and finished her Ph.D. in 1995. Her Ph.D. was a manifesto in favour of urban university integration. Her actual main research themes are promoting practice based and research through design within the integral research tradition in architecture. Her interests are also the cultural dimensions of sustainability and public participation in urban design as an opportunity for life-long action-based learning of all the actors involved. She represents Slovenia in the evaluations of architectural diplomas (Subgroup for Architecture / Group of Coordinators for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications / European Commission). After the eCAADe presidency period (2017-19) she continued as Vice-President of eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe; 2019-21). She is leading the Erasmus+ strategic partnership CA²RE+ (Collective Evaluation of Design-driven Doctoral Training), which supports the CA²RE community (Conference for Artistic and Architectural Research).