FHERC horizon scanning methodology article among the most downloaded

Zsuzsanna Géring’s, Gábor Király’s and Réka Tamássy’s article called ’Are you a newcomer to horizon scanning? A few decision points and methodological reflections on the process’ is among the most downloaded Futures & Foresight Science papers. The acknowledgement took into account papers that were published in 2021 and downloaded the most in the following 12 months. This article of our Research Centre presents the crucial decision points that could emerge during the process of horizon scanning methodology. It is one of our altogether nine articles…

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Future and agency frames – new article in a high-ranking journal

Gábor Király, Zsuzsanna Géring and Réka Tamássy published a new article entitled ’Future and agency frames: how business schools construct the term future and what they claim to do about it?’ in the Journal of Futures Studies (Q2). In the article, the researchers analysed the Times Higher Education 2019 Top 100 business schools’ online texts to reveal how higher education institutions discursively construct the future and how do they see their own role in it. Király and his colleagues applied qualitative textual analysis on the…

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Opportunities and challenges in higher education – scenario workshop

In 2022, the Future of Higher Education Research Centre prepared a report entitled “Scenarios about the future of higher education in 2022“. The report outlines four possible futures for higher education along two dimensions, the “internal structure” of education and the flexibility level of programs. These scenarios were discussed by 8 invited higher education professionals from three institutions (University of Szeged, Corvinus University of Budapest and Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences). In addition to their feelings and impressions, the lecturers and researchers  discussed the…

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Sustainability at leading business schools – new article

Sára Csillag, Gábor Király, Márton Rakovics and Zsuzsanna Géring published their new article in Futures. In the article, entitled Agents for sustainable futures? The (unfulfilled) promise of sustainability at leading business schools, the researchers analysed the portrayal of ’sustainability’ in top-ranked business schools’ online education-related content. With the help of mixed-methods textual analysis, they found that almost half of the leading business schools do not mention sustainability in their education-related online texts, neither in an economic or social context. And while the remaining institutions do…

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The portrayal of the future as legitimacy construction: discursive strategies in highly ranked business schools’ external communication – new article

Zsuzsanna Géring, Réka Tamássy, Gábor Király and Márton Rakovics published a new article in Higher Education, one of the highest ranked scientific journals in the field of higher education research. In the paper Géring, director of Future of Higher Education Research Centre, and her colleagues investigate how highly ranked business schools construct their legitimacy claims by analysing their online organisational communication. The researchers argue that in the case of higher education institutions in general, and business schools in particular, the discursive formation of legitimacy claims…

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Scenarios for the Future of Higher Education 2022 – Report

The new report of our research group, the Future of Higher Education Research Centre, is now published and openly accessible through digital channels. The report Scenarios for the Future of Higher Education 2022 outlines four possible futures for the higher education. The scenarios in the report are based on a comprehensive methodological process combining horizon scanning, systemsmapping, and scenario planning that were carried out by Zsuzsanna Géring, Gábor Király, Péter Miskolczi, Réka Tamássy, Beatrix Fűzi and Eszter Szendrei-Pál. The four scenarios are divided along two dimensions: the…

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Changing expectations in higher education pre- and post-COVID-19 – new article

Beatrix Fűzi, Zsuzsanna Géring and Eszter Szendrei-Pál published their new article in Educational Review, entitled Changing expectations related to digitalisation and socialisation in higher education. Horizon scanning of pre- and post-COVID-19 discourses.  Fűzi and colleagues studied the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the expectations regarding higher education with horizon scanning. Analysing academic and semi-academic discourses they focused on the changing expectations of the most important higher education actors on higher education itself. The researchers paid special attention to expectations in connection with digitalisation and…

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Promoting the future of innovative higher education through master’s programmes – new article

Katalin Fehér, Zsuzsanna Géring and Gábor Király published their new article entitled Promoting the future of innovative higher education through thousands of master’s programmes STEM, interdisciplinary and business programmes in a changing labour market in the journal of Society & Economy. The researchers carried out a global analysis on the description of master’s programmes in order to find out how the most innovative higher education institutions teaching programmes represent their future-orientedness, and the rapidly changing socioeconomic and technological climate we live in. In the study…

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New academic blog post on our relationship with death and sustainability

Gábor Király, the scientific director of our research group, and Alexandra Köves, associate professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest, published a post on the academic blog Kontrapunkte of the Hochschule für Philosophie München. In the post, the researchers link the daily reminder of the most possibly deadly horrors of the climate change to the Western societies’ relationship to death. Citing Becker, and drawing on Greenberg and Solomon’s terror management theory, Köves and Király conclude that people when superficially reminded of the possibility of their…

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Rich variety of DA approaches applied in social media research: A systematic scoping review – new article

A new research paper was published in Discourse & Communication by Réka Tamássy and Zsuzsanna Géring.  In the article Tamássy and Géring analyse research projects that apply discourse analysis approaches on social media content. The researchers focused on the methodological and theoretical frameworks of the reviewed publications, finding that the use of discourse analysis is the most prevalent as a pure methodology and as a complex methodological and theoretical framework. In their article, they also present the most popular methodological steps among the reviewed research projects and the geographical…

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