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Akos Miklos Kengyel

Professore a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae


1998: PhD in International Relations (summa cum laude), Budapest University of Economic Sciences

1993: MA in Economics (European Studies), Budapest University of Economic Sciences



2018- Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of International Studies

2013-: Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), Institute of International Studies

2003-2013: Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), (former Budapest University of Economic Sciences), Department of World Economy

1997-2003: First Assistant to Professor

1993-1997: Assistant Professor, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Department of World Economy


His teaching activities are fully concentrated on European Integra­tion Studies. He has had courses at BA, MA, postgraduate and PhD levels at Corvinus Uiversity of Budapest. Main courses: Introduction to the European Integration; Economics of European Integration; Common Policies of the European Union; European Regional and Development Policy; EU Regional Policy. He is invited by other universities and public bodies to hold lectures in different training programs about EU affairs. During the past 2 decades he had several lectures and presentations at European universities. In the past decade he was regularly invited to have full courses at University of Economics in Vienna and University of Bologna. He actively takes part in Erasmus and CEEPUS short term mobility programs.


Research topics:

His research activities are basically focused on regional development issues and impact of EU transfers on structural changes and catching up processes within the EU. In addition, he is dealing with the current challenges of the integration process, particularly in relation to economic governance and the expenditure side of the common budget.


International activities and expertise:

In the framework of exchange programmes and research cooperation he has connections with European universities and research institutes. Among others, he participated in several conferences and workshops organized by EIPA in Maastricht, Academy of European Law in Trier, Panteion University of Athens, University of Pavia, La Sapienza University in Rome, Autonome University of Lisbon, University of Bologna, University of Augsburg, Hohenheim University in Stuttgart, Abat Oliba University in Barcelona. Among others, he spent 1-2 month research periods at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Saarland, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Centre for European Integration Studies of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit ä t in Bonn, University of Pavia.


During the past 5 years he was invited as a visiting professor and he had intensive courses on EU cohesion policy at the University of Economics in Prague, Wirtschaftsuniversit ä t Wien, Universiteit van Amsterdam, ISC Paris School of Management, University of Bologna.


Since 2005 he is a member of the International Academic Board of the MIREES (Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe) Programme at the University of Bologna. This MA programme is taught entirely in English and provides a joint diploma of the Universities of Bologna, Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, the State University of St Petersburg and the Corvinus University of Budapest. The MIREES programme offers specialized, in-depth knowledge of the post-socialist countries in transition, the new EU member states, and the new East-European neighbour countries. Annually he has a full course and evaluates master theses and participates in the Thesis Defence Commissions in Bologna.


He is a founding member of the Lisbon Civic Forum (LCF). The LCF is a think tank for research and analysis, publication and dissemination of information and views with the objective of supporting the original aims of the Lisbon Strategy (now the Europe 2020 Strategy). The plan to found the LCF was born in Lisbon in 2005 by a small group of scholars and professionals from different EU member states. After the necessary steps were taken, it was established as a registered Verein (a legal form of a non-profit organization) in Augsburg, Germany, in 2006. The LCF annually organizes workshops and conferences to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions between academics, policymakers, diplomats, journalists and practitioners. The activities of the Forum concentrate on the social and economic aspects of the European integration process in terms of creating jobs, fostering economic growth and best practices in government, society and business.


Since 2003 he is a member of the International Expert Committee of Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarship Programme of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF). Annually he attends the selection meetings in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest, he reviews and evaluates the eligible applications for IVF support and takes part in the selection process.


Awards and research activities:


1994-1996: “Jean Monnet Doctoral Grant” for supporting doctoral research in the field of regional development and cohesion within the EU.

1998-2000: Research activities in the field of regional development policy within the EU and its lessons for the Hungarian preparation were supported and acknowledged by the Hungarian National Scientific Research Programme.

1999-2002: “János Bolyai Grant” of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences supported a research project on the effects of integration and regional development.

2002: Member of the Regional Preparatory Programme of the Phare Programme for implementation of the Structural Funds in Hungary. Within the “D component” of this program, he prepared a 90 page learning material on the regulation of the Structural Funds and the content of the Hungarian National Development Plan.

2002-2005: Research and teaching activities in European economic integration were acknowledged and supported by the “György Békésy Post-doctoral Grant” of the Ministry of Education of Hungary.

2002-2008: member of a research group of the Institute of World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences which concentrated on the future development of the EU budget. His special topics related to the desirable structure of expenditures.

2010-2012: Coordinator of a research group at the CUB dealing with EU policies and Hungarian adjustment since the country's accession to the EU. He led a group of PhD students who prepared studies on individual EU policies.

2013: The outstanding quality and effects of his teaching and research activities were acknowledged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hungary. He received the Prize “For Hungary in Europe” on the Europe Day in 2013. The Prize is given to those non-civil servants who made extraordinary, outstanding job for a long term in the field of European integration, and who contributed to the successful integration of Hungary into the European Union. The official explanation mentioned the wide range impacts of teaching and research activities in EU policies, economics of European integration, regional development policy and the common budget of the EU.

2014-: Jean Monnet Chair in EU Policies. His teaching and research activities have been acknowledged by the Jean Monnet Programme: for the periods 1996-1999, 1999-2002 and 2005-2008 his courses were supported within the framework of the programme (as “Permanent course” and “European Modules”). Jean Monnet Chair in EU Policies was awarded in fall 2014 to professor Kengyel. This three-year grant supports comprehensive multidisciplinary teaching, research and dissemination activities focusing on European integration at Institute of International Studies.


Professional memberships:

1994-: European Community Studies Association (ECSA)

1994-: Hungarian Society of Economists

1994-: Founding member of the Hungarian European Community Studies Association (HECSA)

2005-: Founding member of the Lisbon Civic Forum

2005-: Member of the Academic Board of the MIREES (Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe) Programme at University of Bologna

2012-: Academic Committee for International and Development Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (elected member)


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