Gábor Halász

Senior Research Fellow

Gábor Halász is doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since his retirement in 2022 he has been working as professor emeritus of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University Eötvös Loránd in Budapest. Before retirement he was leading a Centre for Higher Education and Innovation Research and the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences. He is still leading the largest program of the doctoral school (enrolling mainly international doctoral students).

He teaches, among others, education policy, sociology of higher education, education and European integration and global trends in education. He is the national academic leader of an Erasmus Mundus program (MARIHE) focusing on higher education and research management.

Since its inception he has been working as a senior research fellow in the Learning Institute of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), a special tertiary education institution in Hungary. He is the professional leader of the “Learning from Asia” project of MCC.

Earlier, professor Halász was Director-General of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (a government agency responsible for curricula and examinations) where he later took the position of scientific advisor. During six years he was member of the steering board of the European consortium of similar national agencies (CIDREE), and was also president of this organisation.

He was working as an expert consultant for a number of international organizations, particularly the OECD, the European Commission, the World Bank, and the Council of Europe. Between 1996 and 2021 he represented Hungary in the Governing Board of CERI (OECD), he also served twice as president of this Board. He was a lead expert in the program “The Belt and Road Dialogue on Education” coordinated by the Chinese National Institute for Educational Science.

Currently professor Halasz is leading a four-year research project exploring the effectiveness of various forms of teacher learning and professional development. Previously he was leading multi-year research projects on the impact of developmental interventions on classroom level processes in school education and on the emergence and diffusion of local innovations and their systemic impact in the education sector. For more information see Gábor Halász’ personal homepage: (http://halaszg.elte.hu/English_index.html).