Gábor Király is a sociologist, senior research fellow at Budapest Business School (BBS). In addition, he is currently the vice-dean for research at BBS Faculty of Finance and Accountancy and the scientific director of the Future of Higher Education Research Centre.;
His PhD dissertation (2009) was about issues of public participation in science and technology. In recent years, he contributed to several participatory research projects and he was active in fields such as the future of higher education, academic integrity, sustainability, and organizational change. He is an expert in participatory research methods, organisational research, and research methodology.;
He has recently finished his habilitation process submitting his thesis on the relationships of participatory research approach and learning. He gave his habilitation presentations on the reconceptualization of the research/teaching nexus from a participatory perspective and on teaching/learning models in relation to the future of higher education. He is also the head of the project entitled Future of Business Education (2018-2022) funded by the Hungarian Research Fund.;
His recent publications include Vision(s) of the University. Applying Participatory Backcasting to Study the Future of Higher Education (Journal of Future Studies, 2018), and Constructing Future Visions about Higher Education with Participatory Methods (in Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Volume 2, edited by Jeroen Huisman and Malcolm Tight, 2016). He has also co-edited (with Zsuzsanna Géring) a special issue on the Futures of Higher Education at Futures (Elsevier), 2019 (in press). The editorial of this SI can be accessed here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328719301260.