Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

General director: Dr. Károly Fazekas
senior research fellow: Dr. Mihály Lados

The Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, under the umbrella of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a legal entity consisting of three institutes. The research centre conducts theoretical and empirical studies in the field of economy, world economics, regional processes and in other interdisciplinary areas of social sciences. The Institute of Regional Studies focuses on the spatial aspects of innovation, local and regional economic development and formulates research-based policy recommendations. The Institute explores the process of modernisation across settlement networks, conducts research into local development and cross-border socioeconomic cooperation. Its additional activities include participation in bachelor and master level university training programs. In cooperatin with IBM Hungary, West Hungarian Reserach Department inplemented the first Hungarian research on Smart Cities in 2011. WHRI has intiated a monthly discussion on Smart City issues in Gyor since Sep 2015.


PUBLIC PROJECT CLOSING EVENT of the project Smart communities

The project Smart Communities, Virtual Education and Research and Development and Innovation Network in the Slovakian - Hungarian border region SKHU/1601/4.1/210 has started in May 2017 and after almost 2 intense years is coming to its end. Can it be considered a successful project? How did all the project partners master the project execution? All those answers and much more will be provided within the Public project closing event which will take place on April 12 in Filakovo, Slovakia. 

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May 2019

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