Neven Budak has been Professor of Croatian medieval history at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, since 2002. He studied history at the University of Zagreb (acquired his PhD in 1991). As an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow he spent one year at the University of Münster, Germany, and received several grants, among others from the Max-Planck Institute in Göttingen and several institutions in Austria. He is the author of several books and more than sixty articles and a member of editorial and advisory boards. For four years (2000-2004) he held the office of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and Head of the Board of the Croatian Historical Museum (2003-2007). He is currently Head of the National Committee for Historical Sciences (since 1999), member of the National Committee for Higher Education (since 2009), Head of the Doctoral Programme in Medieval Sciences at the University of Zagreb (since 2007), and Head of the Board for Doctoral Studies of the same university (since 2010).