This year, for the first time ever, the award ceremony, where 69 lecturer-researcher, doctoral student and master’s student were recognised, was held in person.
The Corvinus Research Excellence Award honours scientific work published by Corvinus’ students and faculty members, making the CKK a means of encouraging and recognising internationally outstanding publications. The CKK award is granted by application and is based on the applicant’s research performance during the three years preceding the award.
Tamara Keszey, Vice-Rector for Research emphasized in her opening speech that the Corvinus Research Excellence is the flagship of the University’s research support and hopes that the financial recognition will further encourage scientific works that will increase the University’s international research visibility. She also pointed out that two new categories have been created this year to recognise the authors of Scientific Students’ Associations Conference (TDK) Hungarian and English papers.
This year, 88 applications were submitted in 10 categories and 69 of them were chosen for the award that exceeds 94 million HUF in total (64 lecturer-researchers and doctoral students, 5 TDK papers).
The applications from doctoral students and lecturer-researchers were evaluated by a four-member Evaluation Committee: Réka Benczes, Professor of Linguistics at the Institute of Communication and Sociology, Corvinus University, Tamara Keszey, Chair of CKK and Vice-Rector for Research, Corvinus University, Tamás Magyarics, School of English and American Studies, ELTE and Gábor Virág, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The report and the feedback of the Committee can be found here.
The Evaluation Committee didn’t re-assess or re-evaluate the articles or the journals, but instead made an optimal and motivating allocation of the available budget based on the application criteria that’s also in line with Corvinus’ strategic objectives. The Committee reached a decision based on the international ranking of the applicants’ scientific performance, however, this year it didn’t set a lower threshold for the prizes, all applicants meeting the criteria received a prize. The Committee’s message is that the University recognises and values the first steps on the road to international research excellence.
In his speech, Gábor Virág spoke about a valuable research strategy and the need for every researcher to find their own path. Tamás Magyarics reminded the attendees that the Committee made its evaluation based on the applicants’ many years of hard work, and also added that the students of Corvinus are lucky to have such excellent teachers. Réka Benczes highlighted the diversity of publications, as this year, books and chapters were also awarded, in addition to publication in Q1 and Q2 journals. She also stressed that about 40% of the winners were women, which surpasses international tendencies.
Members of the Evaluation Committee for the TDK categories that were established this year: Tamás Bartus, Institute of Communication and Sociology, Corvinus University, Zombor Berezvai, Institute of Marketing, Corvinus University, Péter Csóka, Institutie of Finance, Accounting and Business Law, Corivnus and Ariel Mitev, Institute of Marketing and President of the University’s Scientific Students’ Council. According to Ariel Mitev the award can also serve as feedback to the students that it is worth continuing the research they have started.
In 2022, the following doctoral students and faculty members received the Corvinus Research Excellence Award:
Best Hungarian publication based on a TDK paper
Best English publication based on a TDK paper
Early – Mid Career Non-Research Track
Early – Mid Career Research Track:
Early – Mid Career Researches:
Senior Faculty Research Track:
Senior Faculty Non-Research Track:
Senior Faculty Researchers: