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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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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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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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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