Hungarian Academy of Sciences
 

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES

CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL STUDIES

HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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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

Ilona dr. Pálné Kovács, research professor, corresponding member of HAS
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800
Fax: +36 (72) 523 806
E-mail: palne@rkk.hu

Scientific secretary

Szilárd Rácz
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800
Fax: +36 (72) 523 806
E-mail: szracz@rkk.hu

Head of Departments

Great Plain Research Department

Dr. Éva Perger, CSc (geography), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (66) 328 577
Fax: +36 (66) 441 801
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. Mezei Cecília, PhD (regional science), research fellow
Phone: +36 (72) 523 800
Fax: +36 (72) 523 806
E-mail: mezeic@rkk.hu

Central and North Hungarian Research Department

Dr. Katalin Kovács, CSc (sociology), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (1) 212 9525
Fax: +36 (1) 212 9526
E-mail: kovacsk@rkk.hu

West Hungarian Research Department

Dr. Mihály Lados, CSc (economics), senior research fellow
Phone: +36 (96) 516 570
Fax: +36 (96) 516 579
E-mail: ladosm@rkk.hu

 

3. Research staff

Research staff by age groups, October 2014

 


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

6

4

Scientific professor emeritus/emerita

6

1

Senior research fellow

1

4

6

1

12

Research fellow 

2

6

8

5

1

1

1

24

Junior research fellow

10

5

2

– 

17


Total

12

11

10

6

5

8

11

63


 

 

Research staff with scientific qualifications, October 2014

 


Type

Number

% of research staff


Member of the HAS

1

1,7

Doctor of Sciences

4

6,9

Candidate of Sciences, PhD

37

63,8


Total

42

72,4


 

 

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