Göran Melin is specialised towards conditions that shape the scientific practice, related to both research, innovation and education. Göran has conducted studies or evaluations targeting issues related to research production, research funding mechanisms, higher education, organisation of higher education institutions, mobility, doctoral training, alliances and mergers between higher education institutions, academic careers and cooperation with the surrounding society. Examples include assignments for several universities, foundations and government agencies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom. He has also done several studies for pan-Nordic organisations like the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk. In most cases he has acted as project manager. Matters related to participation in the EU Framework Programmes have repeatedly been in focus. Göran has authored more than seventy evaluation reports and twenty scientific papers.
Göran took his PhD at Umeå University, Sweden, in 1997. Upon completion of his PhD, Göran started working with promotion of international scientific cooperation at the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, STINT (1997–2002). Subsequently, Göran took up position as Senior Researcher at The Swedish Institute for Studies in Education and Research, SISTER (2003–2008). In 2007 he was entitled Associate Professor at Stockholm University. In 2008 he was appointed Special Adviser at the Ministry of Education and Research in Sweden, with particular responsibility for innovation, the scientific career structure and university-based research production. Göran has worked at Technopolis Group since 2009, and from 2020, he is the managing director of the Stockholm office (Faugert & Co Utvärdering / Technopolis Sweden).
Göran is fluent in Swedish and English and has a good understanding of Danish, Norwegian and German.