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About our Department

The study of alternative development pathways

The Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and SustainableDevelopment was established at the end of 2015 as an Institute, integrating three departmentswith long histories in related research areas: the Department of EconomicGeography, founded by noted geographer and former prime minister of Hungary,Pál Teleki in 1920, the Department of Environmental Economics and Technologyestablished in the 1980s and a research group focusing on future studies.

The mission of the Department is to conduct research in thefields of spatial planning, regional studies, geostrategy, sustainabledevelopment and future studies, and to provide knowledge regarding spatial,developmental and environmental issues to students of the University’sbusiness, economics and social science programmes. The basis for this is acooperative, multi- and interdisciplinary scientific approach.

Colleagues from the Central Bank of Hungary also contributeto the Department’s research and education activities, in accordance with acooperation agreement signed by the Central Bank of Hungary and the CorvinusUniversity of Budapest in 2015.

The Department is composed of three centres:

  • The Centre for Economic Geography and Future Studies
  • The Centre for Geostrategy
  • The Centre for Sustainable Development

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