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Case Study Contest for MA/MSc Students 2020 Spring

The Future Starts Today

Call for applications – Case study contest

 in the framework of the EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007

 “Young Researchers from Talented Students” project

Corvinus University of Budapest calls for applications in the framework of the EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 “Young Researchers from Talented Students” project for a case study contest that is to be entered by Master’s students from all faculties of the university. 

Topic selection:

I. thematic category

II. thematic category

  • democracy
  • generations
  • climate change
  • migration
  • social inequality
  • new technologies
  • industry 4.0
  • digital enterprise
  • sustainability
  • big data
  • fintech
  • modernization and human resources

The broad categories were defined in a way that they reflect the diverse research profile of the university’s institutes, as well as emphasize their integration and global character. Moreover, the topics focus on the prominent scientific, social and public policy issues, challenges of the upcoming thirty years. 

Besides the topic selection, the following requirements are to be followed: 

  • The expected length of the case study: 4000-5000 words (including the abstract, references)
  • The main body of the case study must be introduced by a 100-150-word abstract
  • Figures and images count as 150 words (size of max. one paragraph)
  • The suggested structure of the case study:
  1. Introduction: the validation, delineation of the chosen topic, stating the research question (and potential hypothesis);
  2. Positioning the topic through the introduction of the most important, relevant literature, sources (max. 500 words);
  3. Methodology – there is no limitation regarding the chosen method, innovative approaches are welcome;
  4. Elaboration of the case study, presentation of results;
  5. Recommendations, suggestions with regard to overcoming the analysed issue or challenge;
  6. List of references. 

The discussed research is not a general essay, but a case study inspired by a specific issue connected to the abovementioned topics. In addition, the submitted case study must stick to the requirements and structure detailed above.

The case study can be submitted both individually and as a joint paper. In addition, thesis works transformed following the given criteria are also accepted.


Submission deadline: 30th January 2020


The case studies must be submitted using the EFOP 363 template in both Word and PDF format to:

1. thematic category: Alexandra Béni, email: alexandra.beni(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu;

2. thematic category: Vanda Harmat, email: vanda.harmat(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu,  


The statement found at the end of this document must be submitted along with the case study – as part of the application. 

The submitted studies will be evaluated and ranked by the CUB Research Committees. The Committees include the delegates of all institutes, thus ensuring equal opportunities. The six best case studies (3-3 from each thematic category) will receive a prize worth (gross) 120,000 HUF/case study. Along with the winners, the best applicants will get a chance to present their research at the award ceremony and have their research published. 




Last modified: 2019.11.28.