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.laszlo@gtk.bme.hu

Phone

Selected publications
http://qsms.bme.hu/index.php/publications/

More information
http://qsms.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
grad-gyenge.aniko@gtk.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
kozgazdasagtan@gtk.bme.hu

Phone
+36 1 463-1172

Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here. MTMT2: publication list

More information
http://en.kgt.bme.hu/

Main research thrusts
Besides teaching commitments, the department is active in research, which includes addressing theoretical issues from a classical and institutional economics (resource curse, human capital, business ethics, economic models of happiness) and a post-Keynesian economics perspective (with a primary focus on money theory), finding answers to the current challenges facing supplier selection, evaluating and mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on economic growth and unemployment, investigating university and college rankings and related scientometric issues, measuring digital transformation at the firm and country level, and exploring new avenues of research in behavioural economics and experimental economics.

Address
2 Magyar Tudósok körútja
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Room QA232

Head of unit
Dr. Gyula Zilahy, professor

E-mail
kornygazd@gtk.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 and Sustainability 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 Hercegfi, associate professor

E-mail
hercegfi.karoly@gtk.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. Elvira Böcskei, associate professor

E-mail
bocskei.elvira@gtk.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. András Nemeslaki, professor

E-mail
info@mvt.bme.hu

Phone
+36-1-463-2432

Selected publications
Recent publications of the depaprtment can be accessed here. Menedzsment és Vállalkozásgazdaságtan Tanszék (MTMT)

More information
http://en.mvt.bme.hu/

Main research thrusts

Marketing management group

The main research areas of this group:

  • innovation marketing, new product/service 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, with the University of Szeged, 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 Resource Interaction Special Interest Group within the IMP Group.

Management group

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

  • intra-organizational and inter-organizational change management problems;
  • technology roadmapping (TRM);
  • using artificial intelligence and big data techniques in marketing decision analysis;
  • strategy, managing digital transformation;
  • tools which can be used to enhance the performance of budgetary organizations managed by essentially bureaucratic coordination;
  • measuring tools of rational thinking, building them into decision support methods;
  • the impact of organizational culture on the business processes of the organization;
  • entrepreneurship education, focusing on business idea validation.

Quality management and business statistics group

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

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

  • quality 4.0 and digitalization in quality management;
  • total quality management (TQM);
  • statistical process control (SPC) and other quality management tools;
  • self-assessment 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 and analysis.

Production management group

This group 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 group 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 group 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. Mihály Héder, associate 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/?lang=en

Main research thrusts

Research projects

The research activities at the Centre for Modern Languages cover a broad range of research fields: translation and interpreting studies, terminology, applied linguistics (language pedagogy, LSP teaching, intercultural studies, 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 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 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

Conferences and summer schools

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. Two members of the centre are CTM (Certified Terminology Manager) trainers qualified by ECQA (European Certification and Qualification Association). In 2019 and 2020, the Centre hosted 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) and co-organiser of its annual conference 2017 and 2020. 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.

Publications

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. For selected publications see: http://inyk.bme.hu/research?lang=en

Address
4-6 Bertalan Lajos utca
H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Room 113

Head of unit
Gábor Kincses

E-mail
kincses.gabor@gtk.bme.hu

Phone
+36-1-463-1778

Selected publications
Recent publications of the department can be accessed here.

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.

Address
Egry József Street 1.
Building E, floor XI.
1111 Budapest, Hungary

Head of unit
Dénes Zarka

E-mail
info@mti.bme.hu

Phone
+36-1-463-3759

Selected publications
The list of available courses can be accessed here.

More information
https://www.mti.bme.hu/

Main research thrusts
The Institute of Continuing Engineering Education was founded in 1939, as first of its kind in Europe. The ideas expressed when founding the Institution – the further training of professional engineers, the introduction of the latest developments in theory and practice, and the acquisition of special skills – are still relevant to this day and remained in focus of our course provisions.

The Centre for Learning Innovation and Adult Learning joined the Institute in 2017. This provided a boost of innovation and research in the field of Continuous Professional Development, Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education. The Centre has more than 20 years experience of international and national collaborations in research and development and plays a key role in responding  to the challenges of the digital transformation of the BME learning provisions.