SMUL Council
prof. dr. Zlatko Skrbiš, Monash University, member

Zlatko Skrbiš Professor Zlatko Skrbiš graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 1991, and accepted a scholarship to undertake a PhD in Sociology at Flinders University of South Australia. Upon completion of his PhD, Professor Skrbiš worked in various academic roles at Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, and in 2013, he took a position with Monash University in Melbourne.


He is currently Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) at Monash University and is responsible for the strategic oversight of graduate coursework and research education across the Monash University system, including international campuses in India (IITB-Monash Academy), China (South East University) and Malaysia. He also oversees early career research initiatives and is responsible for innovation in graduate research education. He has a strong portfolio of international experiences relating to China, the EU, Indonesia and Latin America. Professor Skrbiš coordinated the convening of the Universities Australia Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Research and is the inaugural secretary of the Australian Council of Graduate Research.


Professor Zlatko Skrbiš has a distinguished international research profile in the fields of migration, cosmopolitanism, social theory and life-course studies. He is the author of four books (including one translated into Arabic) and numerous research articles. He was previously Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Queensland. He held research fellowships at Warwick University (2008) and the University of Manchester (2010). He is an Honorary Monash-Warwick Professor and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.


Professor Skrbiš was the President of the University of Ljubljana Global Alumni and Associates Network (SMUL) from June 2015 till December 2017. The key motivation behind his involvement in SMUL is the recognition of the importance of internationalisation and networking in Higher Education and Research. As an alumnus of the University of Ljubljana, Professor Skrbiš is eager to engage in an increasingly global network of its current and past staff and students.