Departments and Centres

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA326
Head of unit
Dr. László Á. Kóczy, director
E-mail
koczy@finance.bme.hu
Phone

Selected publications
http://qsms.mokk.bme.hu/index.php/publications/
More information
http://qsms.mokk.bme.hu/
Main research thrusts

The Quantitative Social and Management Sciences Research Group is committed to address challenges in social and management sciences through the use of exact, quantitative methods. The different streams of research resting on a common methodological platform stimulate interdisciplinary approaches that go beyond the boundaries of thematic classifications and arches over fields such as network science, experimental economics, industrial organization and game theory. The Research Group strives beyond academic excellence to disseminate its results and expertise to the broader academic community, students, professionals and the society via joint projects and public events.

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA338
Head of unit
Dr. Anikó Grad-Gyenge, associate professor
E-mail
a.gyenge@eik.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-4220
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.More information
http://www.law.bme.hu/research
Main research thrusts

The primary scope of the department’s research focuses on business law and the area of law related to technology and information society. Particular research interests include issues of corporate law, examination of the regulatory framework and legal context of the economics issues, industrial and intellectual property and the field of ICT law. Beside this research portfolio the department participates in research related to methodology in higher education and in this field of the research it cooperates with other universities.

Strands of our research activity:

  • Intellectual Property in EU
  • Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Academic Intellectual Property
  • Open Access and public domain
  • Copyright aspects of online music markets
  • Regulatory issues of internet intermediaries
  • Financial Technology
  • Regulatory issues of Media and Information Literacy
  • Regulatory challenges of smart cities
  • Future Mobility: legal and regulatory challenges of transport in the future
  • Computer law theory
  • Regulatory issues of Artificial Intelligence
  • Formal legal semantics
  • Advertising law and consumer protection in the online environment
  • Law branch independent aspects of alternative dispute resolution
  • Innovative methods of legal education in non-legal higher education
  • Technological challenges in law enforcement fields

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA224
Head of unit
Dr. Zsolt Gilányi, associate professor
E-mail
info@kgt.bme.hu
Phone
+36 1 463-1172
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://en.kgt.bme.hu/
Main research thrusts

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA232
Head of unit
Dr. Tamás Pálvölgyi, associate professor
E-mail
kornygzd@eik.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-1941
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://www.kornygazd.bme.hu/en
Main research thrusts

While the diverse portfolio of the Department of Environmental Economics reflects the wide range of qualifications of its professors and researchers, they share a common interest in topics related to Sustainable Development, in terms of theoretical analysis and practical work within the discipline. Besides teaching commitments, the department is active in research, which includes addressing theoretical issues from a classical economics and environmental studies perspective, finding answers to the current challenges facing sustainable transportation, evaluating firms’ efforts at  corporate social responsibility, investigating the situation and prospective roles of local councils in transitioning to sustainability, identifying problems of inequality in regional and local economics , tracing the connections between sustainable business models and corporate environmental management, finding strategies for achieving sustainable consumption and exploring the interrelation of sectoral and geographical factors in adapting to and mitigating between climate change and promoting sustainability.

As can be seen from the list of significant publications, the Departments’ research focus is highly comprehensive although the central focus of the publications is typically natural resources and human capital. As well as publications, a Competence Centre for Sustainability and Resource Management was established at the Department in 2012. The Centre aims to foster networks between external partners and BME’s stakeholders in order to generate new knowledge, disseminate information and promote awareness raising. The main objectives of the Competence Centre’s activity are:

  • to strengthen the institutional background related to R&D, regional development and dissemination issues of sustainable management of natural resources,
  • to collect corporate best practices, promote knowledge transfer and enhance cooperation between policy makers and the academic sectors,
  • to promote university education programmes and tutor/student research efforts.

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA113
Head of unit
Dr. Károly Herczegfi, associate professor
E-mail
hercegfi@erg.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-2654
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://www.erg.bme.hu/
Main research thrusts

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA324
Head of unit
Dr. András Nemeslaki, professor
E-mail
nemeslaki@finance.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-3005
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://www.finance.bme.hu/en
Main research thrusts

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA309
Head of unit
Dr. Tamás Koltai, professor
E-mail
info@mvt.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-2432
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://en.mvt.bme.hu/
Main research thrusts

Marketing management section

The main research areas of this section:

  • innovation marketing, new product marketing;
  • consumer behaviour and new research areas of generation theory;
  • business relationships and networking, collaborations in networks and in innovation clusters;
  • topical questions of healthcare marketing, B2B and B2C marketing in the field of prevention.

 

These main research areas are brought together in workshops both inside and outside of BME, such as in the “Competing worldwide” research programme with Budapest Corvinus University, and in joint research projects with GKI Economic Research Co., with the Institute of Research Organization of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, with the Marketing and Media Institute of Budapest Corvinus University, with the Marketing Institute of Miskolc University, and with the Hungarian chapter of the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group. Our most important international partners include the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group and the European Network for Research on Innovation in Construction (ENRIC).

 

Management section

The research fields of this section are varied, and include: information management, managing innovative enterprises (start-ups), managing non-profit organizations, organizational behaviour, technology management, change management. The members of this subdepartment collaborate with colleagues from other sections, departments and universities in various research topics, such as:

  • multidimensional modelling of reactions to change, bringing project and change management roles into sync, change management problems of inter-organizational cooperations;
  • technology roadmapping (TRM);
  • using artificial intelligence and big data techniques in marketing decision analysis, e.g. in pricing;
  • the special characteristics of non-profit organizations compared with business organizations;
  • tools which can be used instead of the market to enhance the performance of budgetary organizations in the context of their operation organized by essentially bureaucratic coordination;
  • measuring tools of rational thinking, building them into typically group decision support methods.
  • the impact of organizational culture on the business processes of the organization.

 

Quality management and business statistics section

Research in the Quality Management and Business Statistics Subdepartment is centred on quality and reliability issues of products, services, production, and service systems. Beside management aspects it also investigates methodological questions, quantitative methods in particular, and their practical applications.

Research pursued in the section is focused on several specific issues of quality management, reliability theory and reliability management:

  • total quality management (TQM);
  • statistical process control (SPC) and other quality management tools;
  • self-appraisal models and methods;
  • the theory and management of reliability, total productive maintenance (TPM);
  • modelling, managing and reliability issues of business processes;
  • quantitative methods, business economics statistics.

 

Production management section

This section is concerned with the planning, organization and direction of efficient running of production and service systems:

  • production management, organizing production;
  • service management;
  • analysing production and service decisions;
  • project management;
  • logistics, supply chain management;
  • production economics.

 

The section coordinates research in the field of resource management of manufacturing and service provision, optimizing logistics processes, economic analysis of production and service systems. The focus of its research is the quantitative modelling and optimizing of production and service processes, and the examination of their functioning mechanisms. The theoretical basis for this research has been defined by novel modelling methods that emerged out of recent developments in computer science and information technology, as well as by the competitiveness-promoting properties of quantitative methods. The section primarily uses quantitative methods to model, cost-analyse, and optimise production and service systems, as well as to explore rules and regularities in their operation.

Address
1 Egry József utca
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Building E, Rm610
Head of unit
Dr. Benedek Láng, professor
E-mail
info@filozofia.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-1181
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://filozofia.bme.hu/ensite/research
Main research thrusts

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science is an interdisciplinary higher education and research centre where integrative research is conducted by researchers and PhD students from distinct fields from the following disciplines:

  • Philosophy: epistemology, decision theory, action theory, theory of responsibility, emergency, ethics, philosophy of technology, artificial intelligence, philosophy of decision support systems, philosophy of education, philosophy of paleobiology, philosophy of Michael Polanyi, moral dimensions of science.
  • Meta-rationality: a comparison and analysis of theories of rationality (e.g. economic, psychological, scientific and epistemic rationality, rationality in argumentation and education (gamification)).
  • Argumentation techniques: dialectics, pragma-dialectics, theory of argumentation, visual argumentation and rhetoric, studies of legal argumentation.
  • History of science: history of cryptology, mathematics, economics, architecture and astrology, history of research methodology, theories of colours and optics, history of theories in cultural anthropology.
  • Aesthetics and design: modern and contemporary theories and history of architecture and the city, aesthetics and theory of design, contemporary design theory and object-oriented theories, building science.
  • Communication: science communication, crisis communication, methods of media analysis, political communication, persuasion techniques, negotiation techniques, social psychology and social cognition, press lawsuits, reading and text comprehension.
  • Education development: gamification, Researchers’ Eve, Children’s University, courses for PhD students, training development.

Address
1 Egry József utca
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Building E, Floor 7
Head of unit
Dr. István Szakadát, associate professor
E-mail
szocio@eik.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-2410
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
https://szoc.bme.hu/en/home-en-gb/research.html
Main research thrusts

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA132
Head of unit
Dr. Péter Tóth, professor
E-mail
mpt@eik.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-2655
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://www.mpt.bme.hu/en/about-us/
Main research thrusts

The main fields of research of the Department include learner expectations and behavioural patterns associated with mass-participation and digitalized lifelong learning. Traditional teaching models are currently facing a substantial challenge, mostly due to the increasing prevalence of new information technology and network-based devices, particularly the dominance of digital knowledge creation and consumption. Accordingly, a major focus of the department’s research is on pedagogical means of relaying innovative content via an open access digital content development model. Another important area of research aims to the explore and improve the use and application of individuals’ own devices, mostly computers in the teaching and learning process.

 

HAS-BUTE Open Educational Material Development Research Group

The Research Group works on open access educational materials which utilize interactive and collaborative learning and teaching principles by involving instructors, secondary school students and students enrolled in vocational teacher training programs in the continuous development of active learning and community-based content generation schemes.

 

The Visual Learning Laboratory

The main research goal of this scholarly workshop is the exploration of visuality, image-based learning and the various interpretations of textual, and verbal expression. Its output includes Visual Learning Brochures (2 pc.)

 

Further prioritized research areas

  • Practical methods for the integration of competence demands of innovative organisations and knowledge obtained outside organisational frameworks
  • Pedagogical aspects of ICT-based support provided for the electronic learning process and professional methodology solutions in vocational and adult education
  • Pedagogical aspects of open educational material development with special attention to interactive and collaborative methods applied in vocational training and adult learning The theoretical background of this research program into interactive or collaborative learning (ICL) is based on domestic and international research results. The inquiry focuses on the professional methodology applied in vocational training institutions and the development of open educational materials in Hungary.
  • The impact of consumer confidence on economic productivity
  • Institutional history-related research

Address
1 Egry József utca
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Building E, Floor 9 Room 5
Head of unit
Dr. Márta Fischer, associate professor
E-mail
nyelvi@inyk.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-2013
Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here.
More information
http://inyk.bme.hu/about-us?lang=en
Main research thrusts

The research activities at the Centre for Modern Languages cover a broad range of research fields: translation studies, terminology, applied linguistics (language pedagogy, LSP teaching, pedagogy, evaluation and assessment, teaching Hungarian as a foreign language).

In the field of translation studies, the Centre successfully applied, as project leader, for an Erasmus+ project (eTransFair), from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019, in partnership with Univie (Vienna) and Hermes Traducciones (Spain). The first outcomes of the project include a competence card for specialized translators and a transferable training scheme, based on both desktop research (carried out by UniVie) and on a survey (conducted by the Centre) involving 12 Hungarian translator training institutions. Additional outputs of the research project (with an expected 130.000 people impacted by the outputs) are:

  • training materials with a set of e-modules in seven key competences,
  • a methodology portal (Pool of Assessment Techniques) designed for the assessment of specialised translations
  • a methodology portal for the development of translator competences and the exchange of training methods

The Centre organised an international conference (Fit-for-market translator and interpreter training in a digital age) in Budapest, 28-29 September 2018, to disseminate the project’s first results.

Every September since 2007, the Centre for Modern Languages has also organised an annual conference on teaching translation and interpreting. The proceedings of the 2017 conference were published in: Hilóczki, Á. (ed.) Fókuszban a fordítás értékelése. [Translation Assessment in Focus]. Conference Proceedings of BME-TFK’s Autumn Conference held on 28-29 September 2017 in Budapest.

 

In the field of terminology, the Centre has been member of TermNet, the International Network for Terminology (www.termnet.org) since 2017. Three members of the centre are CTM (Certified Terminology Manager) trainers qualified by ECQA (European Certification and Qualification Association). In 2019, the Centre will also host the Terminology Summer School in partnership with TermNet.

Turning to applied linguistics and language pedagogy, a number of research projects have been carried out in recent years.  The Centre is actively involved in the activities of SZOKOE (the Hungarian Association of LSP Researchers and Teachers), both as the Secretariat of SZOKOE, editor of the Association’s journal (Porta Lingua, http://szokoe.hu/porta-lingua) and co-organiser of its annual conference 2017. It also cooperates with the Association of Language Schools (NYESZE), and hosted its annual conference in 2018 at BME, as co-organiser.

In the field of pedagogy, the development project launched in 2016 by the Centre to improve teaching competences also provides impetus to the study of a vital field of research: the development of teacher competences through cooperation schemes.

Members of the Centre regularly publish their research findings in a number of Hungarian academic journals, such as Fordítástudomány (Translation Studies), Modern Nyelvoktatás (Modern Language Teaching), and hold lectures in their respective fields at both Hungarian conferences (ONK Conference, SZOKOE Conference, NYESZE Conference) and conferences organized by other language teaching associations abroad.

Address
4-6 Bertalan Lajos utca
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Room 113
Head of unit
Gábor Kincses
E-mail
gkincses@eik.bme.hu
Phone
+36-1-463-1778
Selected publications

More information
https://testneveles.bme.hu/english
Main research thrusts

The Centre of Physical Education carries out a wide range of professional and public  activities and issues publications in the field of multidisciplinary sports sciences.

In keeping with the scope and goals of its parent Faculty, the Department’s research covers the following areas:

  • Sports investments, finance: private and public funding in sport
  • Sports management: examination of domestic and international sports organizations
  • Sport psychology, sports sociology: sport as a supporting factor in the life of university students

The department has an active and close research relationship with

  • other universities – The University of Pécs, the University of Physical Education and the University of Debrecen
  • foreign universities – Târgu-Mureş UMF; Arad Universitatea Vest; Bratislava T.U.Bratislava; Banska Bystrica University; USA University of Florida;
  • Sports research centres and sports associations.

 

At the end of 2018, the Sports Science Research Center was established, which has close links with the QSMS Research Group operating at the Faculty.