Koen Jonkers is Deputy Head of Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre’s Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth Unit. This is the knowledge management unit for the Directorate for Growth and Innovation of DG JRC. In this directorate, the focus lies on socio-economic research to support the work of a range of Policy DGs dealing among others with the fields of Education, Research & Innovation, Employment, Industrial Policy and the Information Society.  The unit is responsible for the Research and Innovation Observatory https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/. Koen holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and master degrees in both engineering and the social sciences from different European Universities. He has made around 40 publications on Research and Innovation as well as highly skilled migration related policy issues. His present activities include analyses on European Universities. He is also involved in projects analysing the Chinese R&I system and the impact of technological change on the future of work and education.