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May  2016
PhD Researcher at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

UNWTOThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

In 2016, UNWTO will continue the PhD Research Programme, successfully started in 2014, which will offer again two PhD students the opportunity to contribute to the UNWTO programme for Sustainable Development of Tourism (SDT). The main aim of this programme is to support research to advance the general knowledge and further broaden ones’ understanding about the importance of sustainable and resilient tourism at the international level.


SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: All applications must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae that includes your contact details
  • 1-2 page motivation letter
  • Linkages between PhD study and UNWTO research
  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of support from PhD supervisor
  • All applications must be written in English

Applications will only be accepted if completed and according to application requirements. Applications should be submitted via email to the following address:

REFERENCE: PhD Researcher at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Important pointers for applicants:
Applicants are kindly requested:

  • To clearly indicate “PhD Researcher at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)” on the motivation letter.
  • To avoid sending their application via multiple routes.
  • To refrain from contacting the Organization on the status of their application. Applicants who do not receive any feedback within three months of the deadline should consider their application as unsuccessful



Kőszeg KampuszDo you want to participate in the work of a research institute while pursuing a graduate degree?
If your answer is yes, apply NOW!

The Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) is now welcoming applications for 4-month research scholarships in order to support excellent students in their studies and their early-stage research careers. The scholarships are renewable based on performance and academic excellence.

The amount of scholarship is 250.000 HUF/month from October 2016 to January 2017.

Applicants are expected to

1. register for one of the graduate programs at the University of Pannonia Kőszeg Campus and

2. join one of the research centres of iASK and participate in their interdisciplinary research programs under the supervision of iASK research fellows.

With this iASK aims to encourage prospective students to

  • work in an international and interdisciplinary academic environment
  • besides new knowledge and useful skills, get a unique experience in doing research
  • work on concrete research problems
  • experience a personal, tutorial relationship with professors as research colleagues

If you are a motivated student that would like to benefit from this offer, apply now.

We are expecting applications in two interdisciplinary fields:

iASKCULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT with a focus on creative regions, historic cities, tourism, connecting the world of industry, commerce, and governance with education and science.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES with a focus on globalisation and regional development, economic, environmental and social sustainability, global political economy and the impact of new information technologies.

We strongly encourage topics that specifically focus on Central Europe in a global context.


First step:
all applicants submit their application packages to their chosen graduate program by June 15 2016! (for the application package please consult
Second step: all applicants are to send a personal research statement with bibliography (2000 words) in English AND 2 letters of recommendation detailing the research potential of the applicant SIGNED and SEALED by the deadline June 31 2016

For more information, please check out BOTH websites:

All inquiries should be sent to Dr. Izabella Agardi at

Pannon@IPSERA 2016 Dortmund

Pannon@IPSERA 2016 DortmundThe 25th Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) in Dortmund attracted more than 200 academics from all over the world, including 4 from Hungary. Out of the 127 papers presented, two of them came from Pannon University. The first paper, about the topic of Traceability was authored by Spanish colleague José Alfaro from and Pannon researchers Dirk-Jan Kamann and Szabolcs Sebrek. The second paper was on the use of Experiments and dealt with the impact of professional norms on behaviour. This paper was authored by Max Boodie (NL), Dirk-Jan Kamann (Pannon) and Jana Vyrastekova (NL). Both papers were received well and led to new cooperation with researchers from several German universities, Dublin, Michigan and Milano.

At the end of the 4 day Conference, the next year’s Conference to be organised by Pannon – together with Corvinus – in Budapest and Balatonfüred was presented by the Chairman of the organising committee, Dirk-Jan Kamann. It received a warm welcome from the participants. “See you next year in Budapest-Balatonfüred” was the slogan used by everyone.

International Week – 3-5 November 2015

International Week

Knowledge Management course – Feedbacks

Professor Constantin Bratianu’s Knowledge Management courseProf. Constantin Bratianu held an intensive Knowledge Management course for the students of Faculty of Business and Economics and the ERASMUS students of University of Pannonia between 21 and 25 September 2015. Here are few feedbacks regarding the course from the students.

Balogh Edina (Human Resources, bachelor):

“It was a nice course, the professor was kind, direct and open minded from the very first second. My personal favourite aspect of the course was that we needed to get back to our rusty high school studies – refresh the terms that we have already learned once before. The other thing: the professor shared us many interesting examples from his life, his own experiences – which made understanding much easier. It was great to meet such a globetrotter, I’ve learnt so much about different cultures, and I want to learn more on my own, get such experiences as the professor.”

Yana Dimitrova (Tourism Department-Erasmus, MSc):

“It was a genuine pleasure and honor for me to attend Professor Bratianu’s course in Knowledge Management. He was a guest lecturer in the Tourism Department at the University of Pannonia for 1 week. During the classes we spent considerable time learning new things and experiences. Professor Bratianu’s presentation was very educative and beneficial for increasing our knowledge not just in the field of management but also in life as general. He was very much a people person, easy going and always attentive to our questions. I have no hesitation in recommending Professor Bratianu for any management-related teachings, training and practices. I feel confident he would be an asset to every university and academic organization.”

Course 2. Hegyi Szabina (Business Administration and Management, bachelor):

“In my opinion, the most interesting story was when Professor Bratianu told about story of cultural differences between Europeans and Americans. I liked the picture in the whole curriculum and lots of interesting things from Professor Bratianu for example he loves to travel the world.”

Horváth Zsanett (Applied Economics, bachelor):

“I really liked the knowledge management course. Professor Bratianu was very sympathetic, competent and knowledgeable. There were a lot of interesting stories about the professors personal experiences, which made the course really interesting. My favourite story is: „Hospitality and greeting forms”. I really appreciate taking part in such a good course.”

Péter Martina (Technical Management, BSc):

“I really liked the way the professor’s lecture and the lessons were very interactive. The teacher was interested in our beliefs as well and there are many interesting things we learned in the curriculum and in addition to talking about personal experiences as well. My favourite story is: ‘Two men and bear”- it is an istructive story. I am pleased to attend this course and I got to know a new way of thinking. Thank you!”

Course 3.Mohlasz Anita (Tourism and catering, bachelor):

“I actually do not have any negative feedback about this course. I liked the way of Prof. Constantin Bratianu talking. People could feel he is enjoying teaching and share knowledge with us. I found „Knowledge sharing and communities of practice” very interesting topic. He explained the types of knowledge sharing very well to us and before I didn’t even think about this. I learned a lot in that week and I absolutely enjoyed of his teaching. It is funny to say but it was short time for me, I could listen more of his experience, stories and ideas. The other thing I really liked it that he always took his own experience of his life and tried to explain with this way to us. I think with real stories people will remember easier. I can just say positive things.”

Molnár Réka (Technical Management, BSc):

Professor Bratianu is a really inspiring person and teacher. His stories were amazing; from places, where he was, from people, who he met etc. On the slide were many photos of his adventure, and it was really interesting. It was exceptional to participate on this course.

Sárkány Orsolya (Business Administration and Management, bachelor):

I liked the knowledge management course because throw new light upon knowledge and knowledge management. The course was very interesting to me because the professor not only talked about definition and theory but interesting story. And the professor was very kind and helpful. In my opinion the most interesting lecture was the emotional knowledge and in this I like the iceberg metaphor, where we knew the explicit and tacit knowledge connection.

Barka Fanni (Business Administration and Management, bachelor):

I can just say positive things about this course. The teacher Prof. Constantin Bratianu is inspiring teacher who helpful and friendly. He loves his job and it is very important. He has very amazing stories, pictures and adventures which are shared with us. His class was different than other classes I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot of new thing about knowledge (when I changed to switched my brain  ) and other cultures. Thank you very much, it was very interesting and gaiety week.

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