Mr. Milukas earned a degree in International Economic Relations at the University of Vilnius in 1992. In 1999 he received a master’s Degree in International Commerce at the Vilnius University. Prior to his university studies, he graduated at the Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture in Kaunas.
Arnoldas Milukas joined European Commission in December 2005 and was appointed Head of Unit “Strategy and policy” in Transport directorate of Directorate General for Research and Innovation. He exercised overall responsibility for Horizontal aspects and coordination in Directorate H “Transport” of DG RTD, including transport research policy and strategy aspects, with the main objective to develop integrated, safer, “greener” and “smarter” transport systems.
In January 2011 he became Head of Unit “Management of Natural Resources” in Environment Directorate of the same Directorate General. His task is contribute to the development of European Research Area through the implementation of the EC Research Framework Programmes in the field of management of natural resources and the support of other EU and international initiatives (e.g. Earth Observation, IPBES). He has to determine and formulate policy initiatives relevant to the EU research policy in the field of management of natural resources.