Budapest Department of Central and North Hungarian Research Institute of CRS of the HAS

H-1067 Budapest, Teréz krt. 13.
Postal address: H-1380 Budapest, PB 1182.
Tel/Fax: +361 212 9526; Tel: +361 212 9525
E-mail: fenyvesi@rkkmta.hu

Head of Department: Dr. Zsuzsa Földi
E-mail: foldi@rkkmta.hu

The Budapest Department CRS HAS had seceded from the Geographical Research Institute of HAS and became one of the founders of the CRS in 1984. Research fellows of the Department, having been selected on the basis of the interdisciplinary character of regional science, represent a wide range of social sciences (geography, economy, sociology, history, etc.). The Department that composed a dozen of fellows has been separated into two parts in 2001. The present Budapest Department is employing seven persons including six research fellows.

Research fellows of the Department are members of various national and international organisations and take an active role in higher education as well. Their main profile is historical, economic and urban geography, and they also deal with applied research. As it is the case for all other departments of CRS, BD most particularly concentrates on researching and analysing the spatial processes of its closest territory: the Budapest Metropolitan Area and the Central Hungarian Region. Fellows of BD are also involved in comparative research programs on national and East-Central European level.

Fellows in the Budapest Department:

Dr. Györgyi Barta, DSc in Economy, scientific advisor, director of CNHI (barta@rkkmta.hu)

Dr. Pál Beluszky, DSc in Geography, scientific advisor (fenyvesi@rkkmta.hu)

Dr. Zsuzsa Földi, geographer, research fellow, head of department (foldi@rkkmta.hu)

Márton Czirfusz, geographer, junior research fellow (czirfusz@rkkmta.hu)

Mrs. Elemér Fenyvesi Ágnes Simon, secretary (fenyvesi@rkkmta.hu)

Gergely Tagai, geographer, junior research fellow (tagai@rkkmta.hu)


Recently accomplished research programs:

- Spatial processes induced by the industrial development of Hungary during the second half of the 20th century

- Transformation of the Budapest Brownfield Zone (the former areas of industrial and transportation activities)

- The network of Hungarian cities at the Millennium

- Historical geography of the Carpathian Basin at the beginning of the 20th century

- Culture and urban development – cultural economy of Hungarian cities

- Transformation of the spatial structure in the West Transdanubian Region during the 19th century.

Recent and forthcoming research programs:

- The Central Hungarian Region at the Millennium

- Chances for Regeneration of the Brownfield Zones in Hungarian cities

- Social perspectives of Historical Centres of Cities

- Processes of Integration and Fragmentation under the Austrian-Hungarian Empire

Main partners of the Budapest Department:

· Hungarian universities, research institutes and other institutions:

- Unversity Eötvös Loránd of Budapest, Department of Regional Geography

- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban Design

- University of Miskolc

- Széchenyi István University

- Municipality of Budapest

- Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest

· Foreign universities, research centres and other institutions:

- École Normale Supérieure, Lyon, Géophile Group

- University of Lodz

- IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces

- IGU Commission on Urban Development and Urban Life

- World Society of Ekistics

- Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

- University of Bourgogne

- UNESCO SHS (Social and Human Sciences)


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