A researcher at PPMI since May of 2018, Laurynas has previous experience working for academic supervisors as a Research Assistant and as an Analyst for Essex Summer School for Social Sciences Data Analysis. During his studies and work career, he has developed an interest in political communication and primary and secondary quantitative data analysis. He has developed a regional interest in Eastern and Central Europe and continues to aid academics at Essex with projects on legislative voting patterns and party loyalty tendencies within the region. In PPMI, he’s working with projects related to higher education and evaluations of executive agencies of the European Commission. He is fluent in English and Lithuanian and has a working knowledge of German.
Key areas of expertise:
- Policy areas: higher education
- Methods: quantitative and qualitative research methods, including case studies, interviews, surveys, quantitative analysis with R.
- MA in Multilevel Governance in Europe (with distinction), University of Essex, UK, 2017
- BA in International Relations, University of Essex, UK, 2016
Study on the impact of Erasmus+ higher education Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances at local, national and European levels on key higher education policy priorities (2017 – ongoing)
Study supporting the evaluation of the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) (2015 – 2017) (2018-ongoing)