Research is an increasingly important task of institutions of higher education in management and social sciences. It is through high level research that universities can contribute to the solution of local and regional problems being economic, social or environmental in nature.

BME GTK has been pursuing research activities since its foundation 20 years ago. These activities have contributed to both the development of its teaching curricula and to the advancement of science in many different fields.

Research activities at GTK are embedded in the wider context of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and its seven faculties in engineering and natural sciences. As a result, research efforts are often multidisciplinary in nature and focus on the economic and social aspects of innovative engineering solutions – a must in today’s fast changing societies.

Typical areas of scientific research at the Faculty include applied pedagogy, workplace ergonomics, environmental management, sustainable urban development, income distribution, quality management, logistics, business economics, corporate communications, investment, controlling, corporate finance, demographics, communication and media studies, history of science, and argumentation theory.

The Faculty is also actively involved in the work of more than fifty national and international organisations and institutions through its organizational or individual membership and faculty members take important positions in professional bodies, steering committees and editorial boards.

The Doctoral School of Business and Management is an important scene of state of the art research activities at GTK. Research topics pursued by Ph.D. students follow international tendencies and contribute to the strategic objectives of the Faculty.

The Faculty publishes an English language scientific journal, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, a peer reviewed international journal focusing on current issues in business, management, economics and other social sciences in the region and beyond.

For more information about research activities at GTK, please, consult the web pages of the departments.