Corvinus Academy of Curiosity – Sustainability Talent Program
Corvinus University of Budapest initiated a new, innovative talent program titled Corvinus Academy of Curiosity, aiming to open the door to the scientific and professional advancement, covering various topics including sustainability. The pilot program of the latter is managed by the Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development.
The purpose of the initiative was to create a project group with mentor professors and talented master students who are interested in sustainable spatial and urban planning and brownfield developments. First and second year students of the Regional and Environmental Economics MSc, the International Economy and Business MSc, the Sociology MA and the Public Policy and Management MSc programmes could apply within the frames of the project titled ‘Environmental challenges, sustainable solutions in the rust zones of Budapest.’
The research period started at the beginning of November with the participation of the 8 best applicants and the lectures of the mentor professors. The program schedule contains field trips and workshops week after week. At the end of the program, the students will learn how to work in pairs and in project groups, as well as get many skills and interdisciplinary knowledge. The project will be completed in March when the students can attend a study trip to Berlin, to visit different examples of brownfield investments.
Mentors of the project:
Dr. Zsuzsanna Szerényi – professor
Dr. János Balázs Kocsis – associate professor
Dr. Géza Salamin – associate professor, head of the Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development
Fanni Sipos – PhD student
Ádám Bauer – PhD student
Professional partners of the GEO Department:
Budapest Development Center
Office of the Chief Municipality Architect of Budapest
Hungarian Society for Urban Planning
Fanni Sipos – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ádám Bauer – email@example.com