Hungarian Regional Science Association (HRSA)

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Hungarian Regional Science Association 15th Annual Meeting

The Dualities of Regional Science and Studies

Mosonmagyaróvár, 19–20 October 2017

Széchenyi István University Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences


Report: On October 19-20, 2017 the 15th Annual Conference of the HRSA was held in Mosonmagyaróvár with the focus on the dualities of regional science and studies. 155 participants attended the conference, among others 10 experts from abroad. On the first day two plenary sessions were organized: one in Hungarian and one in English, with international speakers: Grzegorz Gorzelak (University of Warsaw), Gunther Maier (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), Michael Steiner (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz). The second day of the conference 12 parallel sessions (one in English) hosted 100 presentations with the participation of several invited speakers. The traditional 'Young Regional Scientist' prize was delivered.


PROGRAMME 19 October 2017

10.00 General meeting (for HRSA members)

11.00 Book presentations (in Hungarian)

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Annual meeting


13.15 Plenary session 1 (in English)       PHARE (BK) building (9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Lucsony utca 2.)


Grzegorz Gorzelak Professor, University of Warsaw
Central Europe in the EU: successes and failures, threats and opportunities

Gunther Maier Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business
The digital revolution and the future of scientific publishing - or - Why ERSA's journal REGION is open access

Michael Steiner Professor, University of Graz
Regional Policy in the Time of Cholera - Old insights – new perspectives

Balázs Lengyel Research Fellow, HAS Institute of Economics; Visiting Fellow, MIT
Social networks in agglomerations – important questions in dual economies

15.30 Coffee break


16.00 Plenary session 2 (in Hungarian)   PHARE (BK) building (9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Lucsony utca 2.)

József Nemes Nagy Professor, Eötvös Loránd University Department of Regional Science
Dualities of the Divided World

Ákos Jakobi Assistant Professor, Eötvös Loránd University Department of Regional Science
Duality of the Geographical and Virtual Spaces

Katalin Mezei Associate Professor, Széchenyi István University Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Duality in Land of Use Especially in Rural Areas

János Rechnitzer Professor, President of HRSA
Dualities of Regional Science and Studies

18.00 Prize Giving

19.00 Reception          PHARE (BK) building (9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Lucsony utca 2.)


PROGRAMME 20 October 2017

9.00–13.00 Parallel sessions

11.00–11.30 Coffee break

13.00 Lunch

Session 1-11 are organized in Hungarian, session 12 is in English.

1     Theoretical and Methodological Questions of Spatial Analysis
       Tamás Dusek Professor, Széchenyi István University

2     Regional Innovation and Innovation Policy
       Attila Varga Professor, University of Pécs

3     Forms, Tools and Results of Regional Development
Pál Szabó Associate Professor, Eötvös Loránd University Department of Regional Science

4     Centrum-periphery Relations, Socio-spatial Inequalities
       Attila Korompai Associate Professor (ret.), Corvinus University of Budapest

5     Integration vs. Segregation: Good Practices, Old Innervations in Rural Spaces
       Tibor Szarvák Associate Professor, National University of Public Service

6     Networks in Space – Space in Networks
János Pénzes Assistant Professor, University of Debrecen

7     Research and Development
János Rechnitzer Professor, Széchenyi István University

8     Rural and Urban Spaces, Parallels and Oppositions
János Schwertner President, Academic Society for the Development of the Micro-regions

9     Innovative Community Solutions in Rural Areas
       Frigyes Nagy Retired Minister, Honorary Professor, Széchenyi István University

10   Dualities in Health Inequalities
Annamária Uzzoli Senior Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies

11   Border Studies, Political Geography and Geopolitics
Tamás Hardi Senior Research Fellow, HAS Institute for Regional Studies


Session in English       PHARE (BK) building  (9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Lucsony utca 2.)  Room BK1-60

12th session: Emerging new periphery: Central and Eastern European regions in the multi-speed EU

       Chair: Zoltán Gál Professor, Senior Research Fellow, HAS CERS Institute for Regional Studies

Gergő Medve-Bálint Research Fellow, HAS Centre for Social Sciences – Vera Scepanovic
Promoting foreign investments through EU funds in the European peripheries: the case of the automotive sector

Pavel Ptáček Vice-Dean, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University
The journey of the South Moravian Region to an innovative region

Attila Kovács – Gábor Milics – Petra Tóth, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Széchenyi István University
Introduction of ERDI – Empowering regional development and innovations results in bioeconomy

Balázs István Tóth Assistant Professor, University of Sopron
Alternative forms of capital and regional science: overview of the Central and Eastern European research perspectives

Ildikó Egyed Research Fellow, HAS CERS Institute for Regional Studies
Development trends of the industrial sector in France: some lessons for peripheral regions

Tomáš Černěnko Assistant Professor, University of Economics in Bratislava
Effectiveness of administrative services in Slovakia

Marek Lavčák – Oto Hudec – Žofia Sinčáková, Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Economics
Nature of start-up ecosystems in the Slovak and Czech cities: evolution, growth and culture

Kata Döbrönte PhD Candidate, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University
The impact of location strategies of advanced producer services on the metropole cities’ economic positions in Central-Eastern Europe

Miloš Šerý Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
Spatiotemporal development of native residents in a transitional society through the example of the Czech Republic

Sára Farkas PhD Candidate, University of Pécs; Researcher, National Bank of Hungary
Changing intermediary system of repayable EU funds in Hungary (2007–2013, 2014–2020). Risks and predictable positive impacts on growth and local economies

David Fiedor PhD, Department of Sociology, Andragogy, and Cultural Anthropology, Palacký University Olomouc
Gambling landscape in V4 countries: the current situation and its legislative development

Alexander Titov PhD Candidate, Kaposvár University
Regional renewable energy potential in Hungary. Case of Koppany Valley



Széchenyi István Egyetem Mezőgazdaság- és Élelmiszertudományi Kar

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