Milutin joined the Digital Inclusion and Citizen Engagement (DICE) Unit at imec-SMIT, VUB in February 2024 as a PhD Researcher. He is currently working on the UP2030 project that is centred around climate neutrality, e-inclusion, and spatial justice in a smart city context.
He obtained a Business Administration degree from La Sagesse University, Lebanon then moved to Belgium to acquire a second Bachelor in Social Sciences from VUB and Ghent University (Cum Laude), and a Master’s Degree in Science of Conflict and Development Studies from Ghent University (Summa Cum Laude). Milutin’s research interests derive from his multidisciplinary and critical academic training that is anchored in collaborative and participatory research methodology that aims to center the lived experience of especially marginalized and vulnerable communities in scientific research and policy development.
Prior to starting at imec-SMIT, VUB, Milutin worked as a field interviewer for a joint project between Ghent University, Liège University, perspective Brussels, and the city of Brussels that aimed to create more inclusive cultural spaces; did an internship in the Communications and Partnerships department of the African World Heritage Fund, a category II UNESCO center based in South Africa; worked as associate researcher in short market research projects with SUAZIO Consulting; and as Junior Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG) at Ghent University.