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Faculty of Finance and Accountancy


Faculty of Finance and Accountancy
Dr. habil. Gábor Király
Department of Business Economics
Dr. habil. Gábor Király
  • Office:1149 Budapest, Buzogány utca 10-12.
  • Building:Building A, 1st Floor, Room 107
  • Phone:+36 1 469-6793
  • Internal extension:6793


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:

Office Hours

Locationonline (Teams)/B105
HoursCsütörtök 11:20-12:20
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Subject(s) taught

  • Research Report #1 (Hungarian)
  • Research Report #2 (Hungarian)
  • Qualitative Research Methodology (Hungarian)

Professional career

  • 2019Habilitation in the field of Sociology (at Corvinus University of Budapest)
  • 2016-2019Member of Social Sciences Committee, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
  • 2016Excellent Scientific Mentor Award, Budapest Business School (in relation to activities in Scientific Students’ Association - TDK)
  • 2015Teacher of the Year Award, Corvinus University of Budapest

Research areas

  • future of higher education
  • future of learning
  • research methodology
  • participatory research
  • futures research