Hugo Horta is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong since September 2014.
After completing his Ph.D in Management and Industrial Engineering at the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), University of Lisbon, in 2007 (part of it performed in the Netherlands and in the US), and a postdoctoral spell in Tohoku University, Japan, he worked as Advisor to the Portuguese Secretary of State of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, from 2010 to 2011. He also served as the Portuguese National delegate to the European Research Area Steering Committee on Human Resources and Mobility until 2014, chairing the ERA Working Group “Grant Portability”, which analyzed the possibility to establish a grant portability scheme among European countries.
Throughout this period, he authored and co-authored publications focused on higher education diversity, science policy and funding, research productivity and networking, doctoral career trajectories, internationalization of higher education, and academic mobility in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Management Science, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Science and Public Policy, Scientometrics, and Higher Education Policy among others.
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.