Professor Zlatko Skrbiš – Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Recognised internationally for his extensive experience in graduate research training and educational leadership, Professor Zlatko Skrbiš, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for Monash’s course and curriculum content, education policy, learning and teaching quality and student academic experience. He also oversees the University’s digital strategy, the Professions of the Future framework, graduate research policy and administration, supervisor training and the Monash Doctoral Program.

Professional background

Having first joined Monash in early 2013 as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training), Professor Skrbiš later became the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) before undertaking his current role as Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2017.

As Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), Professor Skrbiš was extensively involved in graduate course development, coordination and delivery while simultaneously increasing HDR thesis completions to record levels, establishing the Monash Doctoral Program, introducing Graduate Research Industry Partnership programs and overseeing PhD programs at Monash’s international campuses Suzhou, China and the IITB Monash Research Academy, India.

A continuing and key focus area for Professor Skrbiš is transformational education particularly within South East Asia. With his strong portfolio of international experience relating to China, the EU and India, Professor Skrbiš was an elected convener of the Universities Australia Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Research (2012 - 2013) and the inaugural Secretary of the Australian Council of Graduate Research (2015).

Academic interests

As a sociologist with an active and distinguished global research profile, Professor Skrbiš is renowned for his work in the fields of migration, cosmopolitanism, social theory and life-course studies and is currently the Principal Chief Investigator on the multi-wave ARC Discovery Project ‘Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland’.

Throughout his long-standing commitment to research, research training and development of early career researchers, Professor Skrbiš has supervised many PhD and MPhil students to successful completion as well as mentoring several early career colleagues.

With undergraduate degrees in both philosophy and the sociology of culture from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a PhD in sociology from Flinders University, Professor Skrbiš is also the author of four books, widely published in a number of scholarly journals and an Honorary Professor at both the University of Queensland and Warwick University.


Ms Jean Minutolo
Executive Officer

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