Department of Ergonomics and Psychology
Head of Unit: Dr. Károly Hercegfi
Established in 1992, the Department of Ergonomics and Psychology aims to support the link between technical and economic areas and human-centered sciences through education and research in the fields of ergonomics and applied psychology.
Areas of Ergonomics (human-machine interaction, usability and user experience (UX)) include among others ergonomics of industrial jobs, office ergonomics and human-computer interaction. This is related to human-oriented product management (user needs assessment, product experience, consumer protection).
The taught and researched areas of work and organizational psychology include work and competence assessment, workplace stress, psychological aptitude and selection, benchmarking and incentive systems, workplace socialization, organizational development and leadership psychology.
We also deal with psychology related to teacher education and higher education, as well as general psychology, teamwork and in recent years’ positive work psychology.
Department of Philosophy and Science
Head of Unit: Dr. Benedek Láng
The Department of Philosophy and Science History at BME GTK offers students a modern, dynamic, practical perspective different from the classical philosopher’s image. Our goal is to transfer valuable, interesting and useful knowledge; encourage independent, critical thinking and broaden the students’ horizons. Our instructors provide quality, student-friendly, service-oriented education. We strive for versatility and continuous development, which, in addition to our up-to-date educational portfolio, is proven by our successful, domestic and internationally recognized professional research activities.
Department of Environmental Economics
Head of Unit: Dr. Tamás Pálvölgyi
Our Department has had a double mission since its establishment: to contribute to the development of a positive environmental attitude of the students at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and to actively participate in the education of environmental experts (environmental engineers and managers) with up-to-date, scientifically based knowledge. We follow an interdisciplinary approach during our educational and research activities, what is necessary, considering the nature of environmental problems, their impact mechanisms and efficient solution options.
We extended our research and educational activity from environmental economics and management to spatial development and regional economics. We think that sustainability research and the realisation of sustainable development requires the close cooperation of these two fields. Based on this approach, we participated in the establishment and launching process of the “Regional and Environmental Economics” Master program. In order to develop our curriculum and to keep our methodological background up-to-date, we are an active member of the Hungarian scientific community of the field and we have participated in several national and international research projects
Department of Economics
Head of Unit: Dr. Zsolt Gilányi
The Department of Economics is specialized in describing the functioning of the entire economy and the behaviour of the economic actors, and this description also covers methodological areas, especially statistics (econometrics). Contrary to the name of the Department of Economics, it does not study economics but economic sciences; it seeks to gain scientific knowledge free of ideologies and to present different approaches.
The Department as an organizational unit of BME GTK has a scientific, teaching and educational mission. In particular, in the field of science, the department must keep up with the world’s leading scientific workshops. In the field of education, this knowledge should be delivered in a comprehensible form to the students of the university and secondly, to the Hungarian society as a whole.
Department of Management and Business Economics
Head of Unit: Dr. András Nemeslaki
The Department of Management and Business Economics offers top-quality professional education in management and strives to equip future economists, engineering managers and engineers with the expertise they will require in the job market, as well as with the indispensable skills of critical thinking and creativity.
Our department also seeks close cooperation with companies and other institutions as we continue to teach and develop the fundamentals of business management and spread management culture in general.
We believe in rooting education in academic research that, while never losing sight of its social utility, keeps pushing the profession forward. Our strong tradition of research work is reflected in the number and quality of our international partner institutions and the output of our joint academic research activities.
Department of Technical Education
Head of Unit: Dr. Péter Tóth
The organized training of technical pedagogues has been going on for nearly 125 years with shorter breaks. At present the Department belongs to the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and trains teachers for technical vocational training schools.
Our department is a nationally and internationally recognized professional teacher training institution.
We continue to teach full-time and part-time students from several faculties of the University in Hungarian and English language.
Department of Finance
Head of Unit: Dr. András Nemeslaki
The mission of Department of Finance is to continue scientific research and develop educational programs that improve the analytical thinking, problem sensitivity and ability of our partners and students in the areas of finance, accounting and related fields.
We put the emphasis on innovation, engagement with engineering to develop a mindset and abilities that are closely linked to digital transformation and social responsibility beyond the acquisition of traditional business value and efficiency.
Department of Sociology and Communication
Head of Unit: Dr. István Szakadát
The Department of Sociology and Communication provides relevant knowledge for students of economics and social sciences in particular communication and media sciences as well as engineering and natural science and prepares them to be able to apply that knowledge in a comprehensible manner during their internships, and also in their professional and social life.
In the teaching activity of the department, it strives to make students understand how people shape their own living conditions, which are the most important regularities of social action, human communication, social relationships, and social institutions. The aim of the course is to develop understanding, cooperation, openness, solidarity, responsibility, critical attitude and practical skills in the students. The department is committed to methodologically grounded interdisciplinary research on social diversity, using an interdisciplinary approach.
Department of Business Law
As a tradition, the Department of Business Law considers its primary educational goal to familiarize students with the fields of law defined or influenced by technology. The Department of Business Law tends to be an incentive and active participant in domestic and international research on the relationship between law and technology, actively contributing to the scientific life of GTK and the University. For the Department of Business Law, it is of utmost importance to support the social responsibility of university students by launching a number of voluntary participation programs.