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Professor Dr Gyula Vastag Vice-Rector for Research Introduces the Second Issue of the Research Newsletter

One of our goals with the R-News was to create a platform for research related information exchange and, just looking at the items covered, we may have succeeded


Dear Colleagues,


It gives me a great pleasure and a great deal of satisfaction to introduce the second issue of the Corvinus Research News. One of our goals with the R-News was to create a platform for research related information exchange and, just looking at the items covered, we may have succeeded. The breadth and depth of the news in this installment are quite impressive. While it could not have happened without the input of my dedicated and hard-working staff (I would like to thank them on this forum as well), they could not have provided the news items themselves.

Many thanks are due to the institutes and to the research units that contributed to this issue: it is good to know what is happening at Corvinus, what papers got published, what positions are advertised, and – perhaps, more importantly – what hidden gems we have here.

For the first, inaugural installment of the Corvinus Research Excellence Award (CKK-21, in Hungarian) we received 55 applications. The applicants’ dossiers have been prepared, a review platform for evaluation was created and a Review Committee (from the members of the Promotion and Tenure Review Board and Promotion and Tenure Committee) was formed. I will chair this committee with three external members: Professors Bart MacCarthy (University of Nottingham, UK), Tamas Magyarics (ELTE, Hungary) and Gabor Virag (University of Toronto, Canada). I am pleased to announce that all of them have accepted our invitation to serve on this board. I expect to finish the evaluation by late March or early April at the latest.

Speaking about hidden gems, we have to mention the Corvinus Labs; quite surprisingly, we have several of them. First, the name is a misnomer; often, “lab” is used in a different context and meaning at Corvinus than at a technical university, for example.  So, let us get to know them and learn how we can use them in our research and teaching.

There are some other items that are not covered in this newsletter, but they are inching forward and getting closer to acceptance. Both the Corvinus Professional Acculturation Program (C-PAP) and the microprojects soon will go back to the Presidential Committee (President, Rector, Chancellor) for final approval. I expect them to be approved this Spring.

In closing, let me wish you a productive browsing; I hope you will come across many useful and interesting items.

Please keep us posted about your successes and pieces of information to share in the future as well.


Take care and stay safe,

Gyula Vastag
Professor, Vice-Rector for Research

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