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Facts and figures

1. Address

Institute for Regional Studies
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
7621 Pécs, Papnövelde u. 22.
Postal address: 7601 Pécs, P.O. Box 199.
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800

2. Management

Director

Dr. Katalin Kovács, CSc (sociology), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (1) 224 6700
E-mail: kovacsk@rkk.hu

Scientific secretary

Balázs Páger, junior research fellow
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800
Fax: +36 (72) 523 806
E-mail: pagerb@rkk.hu

Head of Departments

Great Plain Research Department

Dr. Éva Perger, CSc (geography), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (76) 502 840
Fax: +36 (76) 502 849
E-mail: perger.eva@rkk.hu

Békéscsaba Research Group

Dr. Velkey Gábor, PhD (regional science), research fellow
Telefon: 66 328 577
Fax: 66 441 801
E-mail: velkeyg@rkk.hu

Transdanubian Research Department

Dr. Péter Póla, PhD (regional science), research fellow
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800
Fax: +36 (72) 523 806
E-mail: pola@rkk.hu

Central and North Hungarian Research Department

Dr. Tünde Virág, PhD (sociology), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (1)  224 6700
E-mail: viragt@rkk.hu

West Hungarian Research Department

Dr. Tamás Hardi, PhD (geography), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (96) 516 570
Fax: +36 (96) 516 579
E-mail: hardit@rkk.hu

 

3. Research staff

Research staff by age groups, December 2017

 


Scientific position below
30 yrs
31–35
yrs
36–40
yrs
41–45
yrs
46–50
yrs
51–60
yrs
over
61 yrs

Total


 Research professor

1

1
Scientific advisor

3

3
Scientific professor emeritus/emerita

4

4
Senior research fellow

1

2

5

3

4

15
Research fellow

6

5

6

4

2

1

24
Junior research fellow

4

7

4

1

16

Total

4

13

10

9

9

5

13

63

 

 

Research staff (below 70 years) with scientific qualifications, December 2017

 


Type Number % of research staff

Member of the HAS 1 1,7
Doctor of Sciences 3 5,1
Candidate of Sciences, PhD 45 76,3

Total 49 83,1

 

 

4. Basic activities and tasks

Basic research tasks

  • The driving forces of regional development in Europe
  • Analysis of regional transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Research on the regions of the Carpathian Basin
  • Prospective directions of European Union regional policy
  • Laying down the foundations of polycentric urban development
  • Development tendencies of the Hungarian settlement network and spatial structure
  • Analyses on regional competitiveness
  • Research on the spatial structure of Hungarian industry
  • The influence of the tertiary sector on spatial development
  • The structural characteristics of rural areas
  • Research on the situation of disadvantaged areas and marginalised groups
  • Decentralisation and regionalism
  • Research on the Hungarian system of territorial public administration
  • Research on crossborder relationships
  • Realising Central and Eastern European (Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbain, Polish, Ukrainian) bilateral academic cooperation programmes

 

Dissemination of research results

 

a) Publication activities

  • Publishing the quarterly journal Tér és Társadalom (Space and Society), established in 1987
  • Alföldi Tanulmányok (Great Plain Studies), annual series
  • Területi és Települési Kutatások (Regional and Settlement Studies) monograph series (with Dialóg Campus publishing house, 32 volumes)
  • A Kárpát-medence régiói (Regions of the Carpathian Basin) monograph series (15 planned volumes, 11 published to date)
  • Régiók Európája (Europe of the Regions) series (3 volumes)
  • Határ menti kutatások (Border Studies) series (6 volumes)
  • Discussion Papers, English series (70 volumes and 8 special issues)
  • Conference series (Village Conference, 7 volumes; Great Plain Congress, 4 volumes)

b) Higher education

  • Leading role in PhD schools of regional studies (Pécs, Győr, Debrecen)
  • Leading role in MSc programmes related to regional and environmental economic policy (Pécs, Győr)
  • Participation in MSc programmes and PhD schools (Budapest, Miskolc, Szeged, Kaposvár, Debrecen, Székesfehérvár)
  • The organisation and operation of regional science-related research groups in the Carpathian Basin (Hungarian University Institute: Cluj; Sapientia Transylvanian Hungarian University of Sciences: Miercurea-Ciuc; Regional Science Association: Subotica; János Selye University: Komárno)

c) Managing the public bodies of Hungarian regional sciences

  • HAS Regional Science Committee
  • Hungarian Regional Science Association
  • Regional and settlement development sub-committees of the HAS’s regional committee

 

Research infrastructure

 

a) Libraries (1 main library, 2 sub-libraries, 60,000 total library units, 45 international and 60 domestic journal subscriptions)

b) Computer centre (15 databases, network maintainance)

c) Border area research and documentation centre

  • Győr (Hungarian–Slovakian–Austrian)
  • Békéscsaba (Hungarian–Serbian–Romanian)

 

5. Other activities

  • Participation in EU Framework Programmes 5–7
  • Participation in other EU research programmes (DG Regio, Research, Enlargement)
  • Participation in Phare, Interreg, Cadses programmes
  • The complex analysis of microregions, the preparation of microregional, regionnal and innovation strategies
  • Regional environmental protection research
  • The preparation of city incorporation documents
  • Microregional and regional social mapping
  • Multi-year research agreements with economic actors (e.g. Paks Nuclear Power Plant)

 

6. Libraries

 


Location

Books (1000)

Journals

Library staff

Pécs 31 190 3
Győr 3 27 2
Békéscsaba 15 75 1
Kecskemét 5 22 1
Other 3 16

Total 57 330 7

 

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