Gergely KOVÁTS is an associate professor of the Institute of Management, Corvinus Business School at the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB). He also the executive director of the Center for International Higher Education Studies at CUB. He has been serving as the senior adviser of the Directorate of Strategy and Quality Development and its predecessor units since 2007. His main fields of interest are institutional management and governance, higher education funding, but he also teaches and pursuits research in organizational theory and public management. His latest research focuses on the role of trust in higher education.