BA in History at Vilnius University in 1984, PhD in Politics at Institute of World Economy & International Relations (Moscow), Academy of Sciences in 1989
1994- senior research fellow at King’s College, University of London
1995- 1996- visiting professor at Northwestern University (USA)
2003- 2008- expert of Lithuanian Research Council
2002- 2003- expert of European Committee to Lithuania’s Government (a main body for Lithuanian- EU membership negotiations)
2004- 2007- member of National Higher Education Council
2007- 2010- member of Lithuanian Science Awards Commission
2008- 2013- member of Lithuanian Research Council
2008- 2013- member of Standing Committee for the Social Sciences of European Science Foundation
Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas
Deputy Chair of Senate at Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas
Director of Policy and Public Administration Institute
National director of European Election Study
Member of Scientific Advisory Board of European Social Survey
National representative of International Social Survey Program
Member of Steering Committee of Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA-ERIC)
Member of Science Europe Working Group on Research Infrastructures
Also member of several editorial boards, including Viešoji politika ir administravimas (Public Policy and Administration), Socialiniai mokslai (Social Sciences), Journal of Baltic Studies, Baltic Journal of Political Science and others.
Areas of Research Interest:
Comparative politics, public policy, political parties and electoral studies, qualitative and quantitative research methods in social sciences.
Lithuania’s Seimas Election 1996. Analyses, Documents and Data (2001), Lietuvos politinė sistema [Lithuanian political system] (2004), Valstybės tarnyba Lietuvoje [Civil service in Lithuania] (2007) as well as “The End of Communism and the New Party System”, in Blondel Jean et al (2007), Governing New European Democracies, Palgrave Macmillan, “Semi-presidentialism in Lithuania: Origins, Development and Challenges”, in Elgie R. and Moestrup S. (eds., 2008) Semi-presidentialism in Central and Eastern Europe, Manchester University Press, “La Lituanie”, in De Waele and Magnette (eds., 2010) Les democraties europeennes: Approche comparee des systemes politiques nationaux, Armand Colin, “Citizens’ Initiatives in Lithuania: Initiative Institutions and Their Political Impact in New Democracy”, in Setala M., Schiller T. (eds., 2012) Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe: Procedures and Consequences of Agenda-Setting by Citizens, Palgrave Macmillan, “Fluide Parteiensysteme in den baltishen Staaten”. In Knodt M., Urdze S. (eds., 2012) Die politischen System der baltishen Staaten, Springer VS.