FHERC’s junior researcher participated in SRHE conference

The conference was organized by the Society for Research into Higher Education in the UK, Birmingham, between 6-8 December, 2023. The conference’s title was „Higher Education Research, Practice, and Policy: Connections & Complexities”. One of our junior researcher, Eszter Szendrei-Pál participated in the conference with her research about entrepreneurial and future skills, and the relating teaching methods. The title of her presentation: „Which future skills and entrepreneurial skills are teachable at universities and what are the currently applied teaching methods?”   Details of the conference…

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’The Future of Business Higher Education’ Closing Conference

On 21 November 2023, the closing conference of our Research Centre’s research project entitled ’The Future of Business Higher Education’ (OTKA FK127972) and funded by The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund was held. During the five-year (2018-2023) project, a total of 49 publications and 17 journal articles were published, 9 of which in highly ranked scientific journals and two of which were awarded the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Publication Award. At the closing conference, we gave a glimpse of the two main strands of our research…

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We organized our first intensive weekly courses

On the occasion of the university project week, we also organized two courses led by researchers and lecturers affiliated with the FHERC, related to the topics and methodologies of the Research Centre. One of the courses was organised, on the subject of ’How can be studied and described the fresh graduated work life after university?’ Through expert interviews with invited distinguished guests, our students gained insights into the labour market situation of young graduates, while developing their qualitative methodological skills. Align with the order of…

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Award-winning publications

Two articles published by members of our Research Centre have been awarded the Publication Award of the Committee on Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, IX Section of Economics and Law. Sára Csillag, Gábor Király, Márton Rakovics, and Zsuzsanna Géring’s article won the second-place award of the Committee’s Publication Award. Their article, entitled Agents for sustainable futures? The (un­fulfilled) promise of sustainability at leading business schools was published in the journal Futures. In their research, our colleagues analysed the external communication of highly ranked…

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Two FHERC members joined the newly formed MTA Higher Education Pedagogy Subcommittee

The head of our research centre, Zsuzsanna Géring, and our senior researcher Gergely Kováts (CUB – NFKK) joined the Higher Education Pedagogy Subcommittee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as members. The subcommittee operates within the framework of the Pedagogical Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, chaired by Helga Dorner (ELTE), secretary Ida Dringo-Horváth (KRE). Among the goals of the Subcommittee is to encourage Hungarian higher education-pedagogical research and research-based development, to involve young researchers in the activities of the scientific community, and…

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FHERC offered a playful program at the Researchers’ Night

On the 29th of September 2023, as part of the event series called Researchers’ Night, the Future of Higher Education Research Centre (FHERC) held a fun and inspiring workshop with the title: The Future’s Business Higher Education- the Futures of Higher Education.  The aim was not only to promote science and research careers but also to help recognise the importance of future orientation and system thinking. The game invited the participants to an imaginary expert center of an expedition tasked with preparing a new planet…

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FHERC researcher attends CLADAG conference for the first time

The CLAssification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) promotes advanced methodological research in multivariate statistics with a special vocation in Data Analysis and Classification. Since 1997, the organisation has held international conference biennially with hundreds of participants to support the interchange of ideas in these fields of research, including the dissemination of concepts, numerical methods, algorithms, computational and applied results. This year the conference took place on the campus of Salerno University from 11th to 13th of September. Most of…

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New publication in an international case study book

Zsuzsanna Géring, head of the FHERC, prepared a case study on the student Mentoring Program running at the BBS FFA faculty, which was included in a renowned international volume, among selected initiatives supporting students from around the world. In August, “Transferring Lives at the Institutional Level. Equity Promotion Initiatives Across the World” book was published. This is a book that specifically collected higher education initiatives supporting student success and equality from around the world. Among the four programs selected for the Central and Eastern Europe…

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The role and agency of students in business school discourses – new article

Members of our research centre Réka Tamássy, Zsuzsanna Géring, Gábor Király, Réka Plugor and Márton Rakovics published a new article in the Journal of International Education in Business.  In the article “The portrayal of the role and agency of students and higher education institutions in highly ranked business school discourses“, the researchers analysed the ’about us’ section of the top 100 business schools’ websites from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019 Business and Economics list. Their study aimed to investigate how highly ranked…

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The leaders of FHERC were guests at University of Nottingham

The director of FHERC, Zsuzsanna Géring, and the scientific director, Gábor Király, were invited by the ‘School of Education’ institute of the University of Nottingham. During the visit, they held methodological and professional workshops in connection with the research being carried out at the center. In addition, they also participated in a meeting of the higher education research group operating within the School of Education institute, where they discussed possible research collaborations. Furthermore, they shared their experiences on the process and management of the transformation…

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