Headshot of Hrant Kostanyan
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Hrant Kostanyan

Research Program Manager, Academic Engagement

I am a Research Program Manager on the Meta Research Operations and Academic Relations team. I focus on adding value to the academic community through fostering academic engagement, building and cultivating collaborations and strategic partnerships for Meta’s Infrastructure and Product research teams.

Prior to joining Meta, I worked in the public sector and academia for over a decade, researching, teaching, and managing various projects and programs. I was a Program Management Officer and a Political Affairs Officer at the United Nation and a Policy Officer at the European Union’s Diplomatic Service. Previously, I was a Research Fellow at Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, and a lecturer and a researcher at Gent University.

I received my PhD from Ghent University and Master Degrees from KU Leuven and Marquette University.