In the introduction, the moderator of the workshop, Oszkár Zoltán Szántó, Deputy Rector General and the professional head of the Project Management Committee (PIB) responsible for renewal, said that reviewing the operation of other universities allows learning about good practices and examples that can also be used in Corvinus renewal. He added that in the coming months, the PIB will organize several such workshops on different topics.
At the event, the participants examined the operational models of 8 foreign universities, taking into account the organizational structure, institutional management structure and related responsibilities. The reviewed universities surveyed included the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU), one of the best universities in economics and social sciences in the region; Northeastern University (NU) in Boston, which has made significant progress over the past decade from a difficult situation and where a Corvinus delegation paid a visit at the end of 2018 to learn from the experience; and the Finnish Aalto University, which became one of the best European universities a few years ago by switching to foundation-based operation. In addition to the listed institutions, the workshop also discussed the operation of Copenhagen Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Economics in Prague, the University of Warwick and the University of Trento.
Economist Bruno Dallago, who has been involved in the work of the Department of Comparative Economics since 1 January as a visiting researcher at the Corvinus Institute of Advanced Studies shared his experience at the latter institution. The professor spoke about the eventful history of the university, founded in 1962, and also shared his thoughts on what is needed for a world-class university. According to him, students with good abilities are of key importance, and he also spoke about the importance of an institutional background that ensures balanced operation and supports educational activities and research.
The presentations projected during the presentation are available here