Hugo Horta is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong since September 2014. He was the Deputy-director and researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy IN+/IST from 2012 to 2014. He returned to academia after a spell as Adviser of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (2010-2011). Before, he held a postdoctoral position in Japan, doing research on academic inbreeding under a comparative perspective. He was also the Portuguese National delegate to the European Research Area (ERA) Steering Committee on Human Resources and Mobility, working in several ERA workgroups. He is currently Coordinating-editor of Higher Education, a leading journal of higher education studies, and sits in the editorial boards of Higher Education Policy; Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management; Asia Pacific Education Review; Journal of Higher Education and Science; and the International Journal of Institutional Research and Management (IJIRM). He participates also in the Outreach Advisory Board of The Journal of the Learning Sciences. He recently co-edited a book on Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin America with Manuel Heitor and Jamil Salmi, and a further book on Higher Education in Asia with Jisun Jung and Akiyoshi Yonezawa. He is currently developing as Principal Investigator funded projects focusing on 1) the career trajectories of doctorates from a longitudinal perspective, and the networks that they formed along the career; 2) the research agenda setting of academics.