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Welcome to the Institute of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development

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19/02 2018

SPACES CROSSING BORDERS Conference in May 2018!

IN BUDAPEST, 23-24 MAY, 2018

We are happy to announce the forthcoming conference organised by the Corvinus University of Budapest in collaboration with the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) and the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning.

  • International conference with specific focus on Central and Eastern Europe
  • Plenary sessions, workshops and on-site sessions
  • Paper proposals from different disciplines are invited
  • Publication of full papers in the Conference Proceedings
  • Venue in the very centre of Budapest

The two on-site sessions will be in Magdolna quarter (Social Urban regeneration area) and in Törökbálint (important suburbanisation location).




Further informations can be found on the Conference websiteTo register to the conference, please click here, or visit the "SCB CONFERENCE" menu on this website.

By clicking on the picture below you can find the call for papers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

We are looking forward to meet in May!

01/03 2018

Public Consultation of the Climate Strategy of Budapest

Tomorrow, March 2, 2018, the public consultation of the draft Climate Strategy of Budapest ends.


From our Institute, Márton Péti, Judit Gossler and Anett Dékány, as members of the Climate Platform of Budapest, represented CUB in the project and supported the planning. Everyone is encouraged to see and give remarks and recommendations on this interesting material.

Further information:

Remarksand recommendations can be sent to

13/02 2018

Your Money or Your Time? - Our lecturers' new article is published


Dear Guests!

The article of Tamás Kocsis and Zsuzsanna Szerényi Marjainé is published in the Hungarian Science magazine. Do we sacrifice our money or rather our time to preserve an environmental value? If we reverse the question: when it comes to charging our own costs to others, when do we do it easier: if we express the transferred costs in money or rather in time? We answer the latter question by the analysis of the answers of students of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The language of the article is Hungarian!

09/02 2018

Photos of the New Silk Road Conference

Dear Guests!

By clicking on the picture below you can see the photo album of  "Újra fókuszban az Óvilág! - Az Új Selyemút kínai kezdeményezés kutatása a Budapesti Corvinus Egyetemen!” (“Focusing on the Old World Again - Researching the New Silk Road Initiative at the Corvinus University of Budapest!"). As we reported earlier, the event, held on January 19, took place with great interest, and at this event, the Institute presented its two new booklets, Geostrategic and Geographic Dimensions of the New Silk Road Economic Zone (its language is Hungarian) and Political Systems in South and East Asia

02/02 2018

Award for our colleague István Tózsa PhD and for his students

Dear Guests!

At the Ministry of Agriculture, on January 26, 2018, twenty BSc students of the Corvinus University were awarded for the creative business model of a mobile application made for the Z generation. István Tózsa PhD is the leader of the course "Hungaricums and Hungarian Heritage Planning", focuses on marketing aspects and local capital attractiveness essential for the preservation of Hungarian national values, and on the other hand, by organizing the natural, economic and cultural and traditional values related to Hungarians, it supports patriotism in higher education.

Congratulations for the award!

14/01 2018

40 days in Csíkszereda - report on the mentor program

Dear Guests!


You can read the report on the mentor program launched in 2017 written by Zoltán Megyesi who is our student in our Hungarian MA program. The mentor program took place in Csíkszereda and gave the opportunity to put the acquired knowledge into practice. You can access this report by clicking on this link.


22/12 2017

Christmas Holiday


The lecturers and staff of the Institute of Geography, Geoeconomy & Sustainable Development


10/12 2017

Andreas Faludi visited the Geo Institute

On November 24, 2017 Andreas Faludi, the world-renowned specialist in European spatial and urban planning and research professor of Delft University of Technology visited our Institute. With his work, The Planning Theory published in 1973 he became a major figure of planning theory. He is one of the creators of the European Spatial Development Perspectives (ESDP) adopted in 1999 by the members of the European Union and he is still one of the major researchers of European scale spatial strategies and European planning systems.

We discussed with the professor the experiences of cross-border and European planning and we consulted on the experiences and effects of the Territorial Agenda of the European Union created under the professional coordination of our colleague Géza Salamin and adopted under the Hungarian EU presidency. Later we discussed the areas of future cooperation. In the afternoon professor Faludi opposed the partial results of the research on the transformation of European planning systems in a consultation with Géza Salamin.

As a farewell he said:

It is fascinating how much experience and knowledge there is on the topic of international spatial planning here in Hungary, in this workshop. It is less known in Western Europe and it would be worth to display it.

22/11 2017

Geopolitical Conference with the Participation of our Colleagues

Pallas Athéné Geopolitical Foundation (PAGEO) organizes the The New World Order conference on international geopolitics, with the participation of our staff members.

Date of the conference:
29th November, 9:00 - 17:00.

Gerbeaud Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8.

Participation is free of charge but registration is needed. For registration please click here.

For the conference program please click here.

13/11 2017

Five-day fieldwork in the Encs district

In the spring semester in 2018, a five-day economic geography and village research fieldwork will be held in the Encs district organized by Ágnes Varga and László Jeney Dr. We are awaiting students from Regional and Environmental Economics MSc, Sociology BA Regional and Settlement Development specialization, International Studies BA Geopolitics specialization and Rural Development Engineering BSc (third year). Fieldwork will be held between May 10 and 20, 2018 (more accurate date is expected in the next semester).

The fieldwork will be held in one of the most disadvantaged districts of Hungary. Participants will meet local actors such as majors, local development experts and entrepreneurs. We will gain insight into the current local developments and the operation of local organizations, and we will learn more about the opportunities and difficulties of peripheral regions. We will talk and share our experiences in the evenings, but of course entertainment and good mood are also part of the event.

For further information please contact Ágnes Varga (varga.agnes(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu).

Best wishes,
Ágnes Varga and László Jeney Dr.

03/11 2017


Dear Colleagues and Students,

let us offer you the following lectures. Further information is on the poster below.
The lecture starts at 12 o'clock on the 10th November in the lecture hall No2, Building S.

Please disseminate the event among your student fellows as well, thank you!

Best regards,

Geo Institute



09/11 2017

International Conference Participation

Our colleague Márton Péti held his plenary lecture at International Scientific Conference on the occasion of the Hungarian Science Days in Sopron on 9th November in Sopron. The title of the conference was GEOPOLITICAL STRATEGIES IN CENTRAL EUROPE.

Further information

Conference Programe and Sessions

03/11 2017

Mentor Programme in the academic year 2017/2018

Dear Students,

After the successful launching our Mentor Programme we are planning to offer this opportunity to you in this academic year as well.

We announce the details soon, in the meantime enjoy the photos from the travelogue of the participants from last year.

Best regards,

Geo Institute









03/11 2017

Research results

Dear Guests,

we are happy to inform you about the latest results of the ongoing 'OKTA' research at our Instituttion. By clicking here you can reach the researche outcomes by our colleagues Zsuzsanna Marjainé Szerényi, Sándor Kerekes and Tamás Kocsis.

Best regards, 

Geo Institute

03/10 2017


Three Alumni of our Intitution received their 'Iron Degrees' on the 28th September, which means that they finished their university studies 65 years ago.

Professor Tivadar Bernáth and Professor Gyula Gyula led our Institution for a while. Kóródi József PhD had leader occupations in the state administration as public planner.

Their students - our current colleagues - and the directorate of the Geo Intitute welcomed our Alumni students. 

Congratulation to our Alumni students!


Gyula Bora, József Kóródi and Tivadar Bernáth


Leaders of our Institution - then and now


Masters and Students


03/10 2017

International Conference Participation

Our colleagues Attila Korompai and Márton Péti held lectures on the CEE Conference of Regional Studies Association (RSA) between 11 and 13 September in Cluj Napoca.

Presentation of Attila Korompai

Presentation of Márton Péti

19/09 2017

Office Hours

Dear Students,


our colleagues at the Secretary are happy to help you in the following office hours:


Mondays: 13:00--15:00

Wednesdays: 09:00--14:00

Fridays: 09:00--12:00


Best wishes,

Geo Institute

14/09 2017

Scientific Students' Associations

Dear Students,

in case you are interested in applying for Scientific Students' Associations (TDK) with a paper suitable for the section 'Regionality and Sustainable Development' feel free to cantact  Zsófia Nemes TDK-liaison (nemeszsofi9600(at)gmail(dot)com). 

Best wishes,

Geo Institute


12/09 2017


Congratulation to our students Zsófia Ghira and Márton Csia for receiving state scholarship in the academic year 2017/2018!


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11/09 2017

Flipped Classroom

In the fall semester of 2017/18, the course „economic valuation of the environment” (compulsory elective in the regional and environmental economics ma programme) will be taught by Professor Zsuzsanna Marjaine Szerényi using a new methodological approach: the flipped classroom. 

In this model, the students learn the theory at home at their own convenience based on videos and written materials uploaded into the Moodle e-learning System, and deepen their knowledge attending seminars where they solve practical exercises related to each topic. In the regional and environmental economics MA programme this is the first course offered using the flipped classroom method, but based on the experiences and feedback from students we plan to develop the methodology for further courses.

07/09 2017

Erasmus Mobility in Germany

Dear Students,

the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences is happy offer scholarship and internship opportunities to Corvinus students for one or two semesters to their office Sprachen/Internationales!

German language knowledge is not necessary. Interns receive about EUR 400 over their Erasmus scholarships. Contact: Judit Gossler (
Further information


04/09 2017

Associate Membership of Association of European Schools of Planning

We are pleased to announce that the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) accepted our associate membership request.



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