The FHERC team conducts topic-specific research with extensive involvement, domestic and international research collaborations and innovative methodologies, the results of which can be directly utilised within the higher education sector and have a positive impact on higher education institutions and the labour market. The mission of FHERC is to represent the high-level research capacities of the BBS towards the domestic and international academic community and to operate a high-quality research workshop in the field of higher education research.
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In 2020, FHERC launched a new series of Horizon Scanning reports that, based on academic and expert discourses, seek answers to the question of what trends can be identified for the future of higher education. The project, which is part of a longer National Research Development Innovation Office supported research (FK127972), has become extremely relevant due to the altered situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic. That is why FHERC constantly makes its reports publicly available to help the various stakeholders in the sector navigate today's changing higher education environment. The report series is available HERE.
At the Future of Higher Education Research Centre, we examine the challenges and opportunities related to the future of higher education in both our ongoing and previous research. We are primarily interested in how the role and responsibilities of higher education are changing along with the ongoing economic, social and technological changes. As a responsible higher education institution, how to provide sustainable higher education training and knowledge to our students is extremely important to us.
As a high-level research and knowledge-sharing workshop, FHERC helps to identify challenges and opportunities for the future of higher education. Their results, scientific research and publications are useful for the academic community, the economic and corporate sectors, higher education actors, future students and society as a whole. The research focuses on the following areas:
In one of our current researches, the focus of the research is future of business education, including the social role that business schools and business training institutions attach to themselves in the present, and the vision they convey in their communication. We analyse all that in an international comparison, so in addition to the domestic situation, we can also give a general overview of the leading business schools.
You can read more about the research HERE.
With exploratory research we would like to identify the most important challenges affecting the higher education sector and the institutional system, the related opinions, solutions, current trends that appear in the academic discourse about this. The research started in 2018, with the establishment of an international research team, and for the period between 2018 and 2022, and awarded with Young Researcher Scholarship by the National Research Development Innovation Office (FK127972).
You can read more about the research HERE.
In this research, we analysed the online profiles of more than 2,700 master’s degree courses at 30 universities that are regionally leading universities in the ranking of Reuters TOP Innovative Universities. Our research focused on STEM and economics courses, as well as MA programs developed with the mixing of those.
The focus of an already completed study was on perceptions of student cheating. The Hungarian study, launched in 2017, was based on the analysis and modelling of interviews and sought views on the phenomenon, causes and consequences of student cheating among the two main groups concerned - teachers and students. You can read more about the publications published in connection with the research HERE.
In addition to continuous research, we also take an active role in dissemination. Among other things, we participated in a project called the “Global Essay Mills Survey” (GEMS), edited a special edition for Futures called Future of Higher Education, and also represented Budapest Business School as a section leader at the 19th World Congress of Sociology (ISA) in Toronto in 2018. The head of the centre, Zsuzsanna Géring (PhD), is a member of the board of the ISA RC07 Futures Research international research network. In 2018, the professional leader of FHERC, Gábor Király (PhD), received an expert analyst request from the EU Commission, within framework of which he prepared expert background material for the JRC of the European Union on the topic ‘Future of Higher Education – an entrepreneurship university concept in one focus. FHERC is active in domestic and international tenders. It regularly participates in conferences and organises them both inside and outside BBS.