He completed his formal education in the field of Political Sciences, obtained his Ph.D. in Political Sciences, and since 2020 is a Tenured Professor at the Faculty of Law “Justinianus Primus” in Skopje. At the Political Studies he teaches Political Theories, Civil Society, Political Philosophy, Good Governance and Management, Political Culture and Political Mythology. His scientific and research interests are in the areas of democratization, human rights, good governance and management, nationalism and nation building, as well as theoretical and applied political sciences.
Professor Markovikj is former president of the Macedonian Political Science Society and one of the founders of the Balkan Political Science Association (BPSA), as well as one of the founders of the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS). He is a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Political Thought” published by the “Konrad Adenauer” Foundation – Skopje and IDSCS. Since 2019, Prof. Markovikj is a member of the National Security Council.
Professor Markovikj is a Senior Research Fellow at the PRESPA Institute since October 2022.