Professor, Director, Lithuanian Social Research Center
Prof. Arvydas Matulionis is a leading sociologist in Lithuania, elected member expert of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (1991) and director of the ISR since 2002.
He is actively involved in both research and academic activities.
He is a professor and supervisor of doctoral research in a range of Lithuanian Universities, including Vilnius University, Kaunas Technological University, Vytautas Magnus University. Prof A. Matulionis leads the research on social stratification in the ISR, and is also involved in coordination of projects on national identities.
His expertise has been acknowledged by appointing him as an independent expert of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. In 1993-1998, prof. Matulionis served as an advisor to the President of Lithuanian Republic for education, science, culture and religion.