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Dr. Zoltán Bajmócy - CV


MSc in Economics and Business Administration (University of Szeged)
PhD in Economics (University of Szeged)
Habilitation in Economics (University of Szeged)


Research fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) Graz, Austria

Research interest

My research focuses on socio-technical, environmental and spatial aspects sustainability transitions. This embraces the examination of local development actions and policies from the aspects of human well-being, social justice and sustainability; and the examination of transformative innovation and technology policies and actions.

Keywords: local economic development, innovation- and technology policy, social justice, marginalized communities, sustainability, well-being, participation and inclusion, responsible research and innovation

Teaching activity

  • PhD level
    • Innovation and technology policy (in English)
    • Introduction to Qualitative Research (in English)
    • Science with Societal Impact (in English)
    • Publishing in highly ranked international journals (in English)
  • Masters level
    • Local economic development (in Hungarian)
    • Innovation policy (in Hungarian)
  • Bachelor level
    • Introduction to local economic development (in English and in Hungarian)

Professional Services

  • Editorial Board member: Tér és Társadalom (Space and Society) journal, since 2019
  • Council Member: Hungarian Academy of Sciences Section IX. Committee of Regional Studies, since 2015
  • Secretary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Committee in Szeged (SZAB), Committee on Economics, 2008-2014
  • Expert Commission member: National Research, Development and Innovation Office Economics Expert Commission member (previously OTKA jury), 2015-2016

Membership in Scientific Associations

  • ESEE (European Society for Ecological Economics) member (2016-)
  • LK (Living Knowledge Network) member (2014-)
  • EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) member (2012-2017)
  • RSA (Regional Studies Association) member (2011-2016)
  • ERSA (European Regional Science Association) and RSAI (Regional Science Association International) member (2003-)
  • MRTT (Hungarian Regional Science Association) member (2003-)

Activities in University Public Life

  • Deputy dean for scientific affairs, USZ Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (2020-)
  • Secretary of the USZ Doctoral Board for the Discipline of Social Sciences (2020-)
  • Member, Council of the USZ Doctoral School in Economics (2012-2013; 2020-)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of USZ FEBA (2007-2010; 2020)
  • Elected member of the Senate of the Faculty, USZ FEBA (2007-2013; 2016-)
  • Member of the Talen Care Committee of USZ FEBA (2017-2020)
  • Secretary of USZ Doctoral School in Economics (2012-2013)
  • Chairperson of Committee of external affairs of the USZ FEBA (2008-2011)
  • Training programme manager for the Regional and Environmental Economics MA/MSc (2009-2011)

Selected Research Projects

  • CO-CHANGE – H2020-SwafS-2019-1: Change labs to activate change coalitions in R&I. Role: sounding board member. Coordinator: Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria (2020-2023) https://cochangeproject.eu/
  • CHANGE – H2020-SwafS-2017-1: CHAlleNging Gender (In)Equality in science and research. Role: Advisor. Coordinator: IFZ, Austria (2018-2022) https://www.change-h2020.eu/
  • InSPIRES – H2020-SwafS-2016-1: Ingenious Science shops to promote Participatory Innovation, Research and Equity in Science. Role: senior researcher. Coordinator: ISGlobal, Spain (2017-2021) https://inspiresproject.com/
  • FoTRRIS – H2020-GARRI-1-2014-1: Fostering a Transition towards Responsible Research and Innovation Systems. Role: task coordinator, senior researcher. Coordinator: VITO, Belgium (2015-2018) http://fotrris-h2020.eu/
  • OTKA K-109425: The foundation of local economic development on the basis of the capability approach. Role: coordinator; lead researcher (2013-2017)
  • HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BOLYAI SCHOLARSHIP: Regional innovation policy from the perspective of the capability approach (2012-2015)

Awards and Honours

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Bolyai Memorial Certificate
Hungarian Regional Science Association (MRTT) Outstanding Young Regionalist award
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Regional Committee in Szeged (SZAB), Silver Medal
Herbert Simon Young Scholar Prize of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)

Language skills

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) language exam (C2 level)
conomic English advanced (C1 level), complex (type C) language exam
usiness German intermediate (B2 level), complex (type C) language exam

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