PPMI is a passionate group of around 80 researchers dedicated to helping public sector and civil society leaders improve public policies and provide the best value to society. Through its dedicated work of more than 20 years, PPMI has become a leading European research and policy analysis centre in the areas of education, research & innovation, labour market and social protection, social inclusion, communication, health care and public health, gender equality, public management and governance. PPMI strives to be immediately useful to its clients by presenting research evidence in a way that is simple, clear and ready to use. PPMI researchers come from many disciplines (ranging from political science, economics, sociology, philosophy to mathematics, computer science and physics) and countries, they have diverse backgrounds in academia, business and public service.
Mantas Pupinis (IR '12) is a Partner and Research Director at PPMI. He has worked at PPMI for more than 9 years, which allowed him to travel the whole career path from joining as a researcher in 2012 to becoming a partner in 2021. Mantas is a proud CEU alumnus. He has received an MA degree in International Relations and European Studies in 2012. At PPMI, Mantas is leading large-scale EU-wide (and beyond) research and consulting projects, where the client is usually one of the Directorates-Generals of the European Commission or the national governments. Mantas mostly focuses on science, innovation and post-secondary education policies. As an example, recently his team helped the European Commission design a simpler and fairer financial system for the worlds’ largest researchers’ mobility programme – Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions – which in 2021-2027 will provide over 6.6 billion EUR in grants to the world’s top PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
During this session you will learn more about:
- What PPMI is and what it means to work at PPMI
- What kind of skills and competences PPMI is looking for in the future employees
- How you can start your career at PPMI
The roles presented during this event will be primarily for graduate students. Future career programming will also include employer events geared towards undergraduate students.
This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.