Miroslaw Matyja is a political scientist, economist and historian. He is an alumnus of Krakow University of Economics and University of Basel. He received PhD in economics in 1998 from University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in humanities in 2012 from the Polish University Abroad PUNO in London, and in social sciences in 2016 from Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin. Miroslaw Matyja is a professor at the Polish University Abroad in London and chairs its Institute of Political Culture and Democracy Research. He has authored or co authored 14 monographs and over 200 scientific and popular articles in Polish, German, and English. He is the author of Szwajcarska demokracja szansa dla Polski, 2018 and Polska semidemokracja. Dylematy oddolnej demokracji w III RP, 2019. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and two twin sons.