János Setényi is a consultant, researcher, and the Director of the Learning Institute at MCC. János Setényi studied at the ELTE Faculty of Humanities and participated in a training program at the University of Helsinki. He graduated as a historian and received his doctorate degree in education at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a generalist in all sectors of education, but his main field of interest is policy-making. He has developed a strong international professional network and has regularly worked on projects for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the Council of Europe and the EU Directorate-General for Employment over the last 25 years. Through his ongoing consultancy work, he has gained extensive experience in education development in the Balkans and the post-Soviet region.
In 1995, he founded one of the first for-profit educational consultancy companies in Central Europe, Expanzió Consulting Ltd. Since the turn of the millennium, his interest has focused on evaluation from policy level to an institutional and even training program level. In the last decade, he has turned his interest towards digitalization, learning industry innovations and disruptive technologies, and his research focuses on new system integration models for traditional schooling. He is a proficient speaker of the English and Finnish languages and an intermediate speaker of Russian and Mandarin Chinese.