Marian Belko studied political science, international relations, and financial management. In his PhD thesis, he focused on decision-making processes in the European Union institutions. So far he has dedicated his entire professional career to higher education management. He works currently at European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) in Budapest as an Education Officer. In this role, he is responsible for managing the education agenda in trans-European innovation projects. Previously, Marian worked at a business university in Brno (Czech Republic), where he was responsible for strategic management of several study programmes, international cooperation and relations with business partners. He has also gained experience as university lecturer and contributed to several international initiatives and research projects.