Prof Dr. Andrea Bencsik - GiLE

Prof. Dr. Andrea Bencsik

Prof. Dr. Andrea Bencsik is a professor at the University of Pannonia in Hungary and J. Selye University in Slovakia. She is doing research in the fields of knowledge-, change- and human resources management and teaching these disciplines at the same time. In these disciplines, she focuses on human resources, their necessary soft skills and the challenges of IT-based and gamified education. She is the author of a number of scientific publications, a member of some international scientific committees and a member of the editorial boards of some international scientific journals.


Dr. Dana Egerová - GiLE

Dr. Dana Egerová

Associate Professor Dr. Dana Egerová is Head of the Department of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Economics at the University of West of Bohemia, Czechia. She earned her Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague. She teaches many of the courses in the Economics and Management programme, including Management, Personnel Management and Human Resource Management. Her main research interests are in the field of personnel and management research. In particular, she deals with talent management, age management and gender management, as well as human resource training and development. She has been published as author and co-author in over 65 peer-reviewed papers and 6 books.


Maria Jakubik - GiLE Foundation

Dr. Maria Jakubik

Maria Jakubik is an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Pècs, Hungary. She has a Doctorate in Industrial Economics (Hungary, 1984) and a PhD in Management and Organization (Finland, 2011) focusing on Knowledge Management. She has more than two decades of experience in the Finnish higher education. Maria is an active research scholar of the Ronin Institute, USA and is also a member of the International Council on Knowledge management, Austria and a member of the External Public Body of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) (Hungarians Beyond the Borders). Her alma maters are: Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Pennsylvania State University, USA; Aalto University School of Business, Finland; and Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. She is passionate about learning, knowledge creation, and higher education.


Dr. Helena Kovac - GiLE

Dr. Helena Kovacs

Dr. Helena Kovacs is a scientific collaborator at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where she explores changes in teaching methods, strategies of adaptability, and pedagogical innovations. She also works on developing a better understanding of teaching and learning transversal skills in engineering education, as well as in topics related to project-based learning. Dr. Kovacs holds a Doctorate in Education Sciences, obtained through a Marie Curie Fellowship in the European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE), and graduated with highest honours from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and University of Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to her fellowship, Helena worked as a consultant for Technopolis Group (Brighton, UK) and she completed a traineeship at the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium). Most of her research work and her academic interests rotate around topics of teacher learning and development, pedagogical innovations, systems and sociology of learning and the future of education.


Dr. Jonathan van Melle - GiLE

Dr. Jonathan van Melle

Dr. Jonathan van Melle obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is specialised in developing the intercultural sensitivity and competences of students and staff. He has lived in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the United States. Currently, he works at the Avans University in the Netherlands. As a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a tool to measure intercultural sensitivity, he conducts research with staff from overseas to investigate the impact of universities’ internationalisation activities. Dr. van Melle’s mission in life is to make a contribution to establishing cooperation and tolerance between people from all walks of life. He is always open to discussing new (research) projects.


Gabriela Neagu - GiLE Foundation

Dr. Gabriela Neagu

Gabriela is a senior researcher at the Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, with over 20 years’ experience of social research encompassing both qualitative and quantitative studies. Gabriela’s most recent work focuses on NEETs – young people “not in education, employment, or training” – and effective ways to help them transition to the world of work. Her articles have been published in prestigious scientific journals (Youth & Society, Sustainability, Revista Calitatea Vietii).

She is also a member of the editorial board of journals, both in Romania (Revista Româneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Political Sciences & European Studies) and abroad (Journal of Instructional Technologies and Teacher Education).


Lukasz Tomczyc - GiLE

Dr. Lukasz Tomczyk

Dr. Lukasz Tomczyk completed a Ph.D. in Adult Education at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, and a Ph.D. in Media Education and Social Pedagogy at Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. He has authored 6 monographs and 130 scientific articles and is an editor of 13 collective monographs. He has been involved as a researcher in a few international projects. Dr. Tomczyk is a member of the Academic Association of Andragogy and lectures at several universities (in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Croatia, Brasil, and Republic of Dominica). He is a member of research networks; EU KIDS Online and COST Action CA16207 European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet. His research interests concern media education, information society and lifelong learning. He is a reviewer of textbooks from the Ministry of National Education and was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (young scientists).


Dr. Andrea Tick

Dr. habil. Andrea Tick

Dr. habil. Andrea Tick is a professor with over 26 years of experience in higher education. She graduated in Mathematics, Computer Science and English language at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She studied Mathematics at the University of Naples Frederico II, Italy, then received an ESP degree at the University of Warwick, England. Later Dr. Tick graduated as an economist in Budapest. Her Ph.D. and Dr. habil. research areas included digital teaching and learning with special aspects of methodologies. Dr. Tick is currently lecturing as a full-time associate professor at Óbuda University, Hungary, since January 2019. She has always been interested in the most up-to-date educational methodologies, and regularly conducts research in eLearning and digital learning. She is a developer of several digital courses and is author and co-author of a number of research papers and books. Beyond possessing theoretical knowledge, Dr. Tick has respectable experience and practice in the field of blended and digital learning. During her career, she has developed a number of new solutions to enhance successful knowledge delivery. She enjoys good relations with partner universities abroad and is regularly invited to give guest lectures in European higher educational institutions.