BME Department of Environmental Economics and Sustainability


Actual News

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New publication in urban studies about local loyalty

„Measuring factors affecting local loyalty based on a correlation network”, a joint publication of D..

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“Our (more) sustainable decisions?” - professional forum and workshop within the framework of the Interreg CE “NiCE” project

The forum and workshop of our Department’s “F-Factor - Sustainability Workshop-series”, titled “Our..

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NiCE: Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE project take-off

From Niche to Centre - City Centres as Places of Circular Lifestyles (NiCE) Interreg Central Euro..

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New publication in the Tourism and Rural Development Studies

The joint publication of Dr. Mariann Szabó, senior lecturer of our department, with researchers Dr...

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Dr. Mariann Szabo's presentation at the international conference organized at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Dr. Mariann Szabó, senior lecturer of the Department, participated in the 16th International Confere..

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Guest lecture of Mr. Ryosei Kokubun, Former President of the National Defense Academy of Japan and Professor Emeritus at KEIO University, Japan

Prof. Ryosei Kokubun, who is currently staying in Hungary through BC4LS, gave a guest lecture for th..

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History

The history of our Department started in the second half of the last century. One of the first Hungarian researcher groups, analysing the interactions of environment, economy and society, was established in the mid 1970s, within the “Political Economics Department I.” of the Budapest University of Technology. The education of environmental economics started as a sub-topic of economics, but a whole course was started soon. The Faculty of Chemical Engineering launched its “Environmental Engineer Specialist” program in 1974, and we joined this as the “Professional Group of Environmental Economics” in the end of the decade.

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Mission

Our Department has had a double mission since its establishment: to contribute to the development of a positive environmental attitude of the students at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and to actively participate in the education of environmental experts (environmental engineers and managers) with up-to-date, scientifically based knowledge. We follow an interdisciplinary approach during our educational and research activities, what is necessary, considering the nature of environmental problems, their impact mechanisms and efficient solution options.

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