AI and learning in higher education: 2 future visions from the past – online presentation

In their new online conference paper, Gábor Király and Zsuzsanna Géring investigated the relationship of artificial intelligence (AI) and learning. The conference was held by 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) and EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) in August – online, due to the pandemic situation. The theme of the conference was ’Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds’. The directors of our research centre participated in the panel titled ’AI through an education…

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DECLINE OR RENEWAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION? A new Horizon Scanning Report Series by FHERC

The Future of Higher Education Research Centre at Budapest Business School started a Horizon Scanning Report Series. It aims to find answers to the question ‘What trends can be identified affecting the future of higher education (HE) based on academic and semi-academic discourses?’. The abrupt change in HE (just as in any other spheres of our lives) due to the COVID19 global pandemic made this exercise more urgent and topical. Therefore, we decided to publish our initial collections to help orient the different stakeholders in…

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(Un)bundling forces of HE and possible answers: new experimental models

The 2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management took place on 22-23th November 2018, in Budapest. It was organised for leaders, policy makers and researchers of higher education from the Danube countries. Zsuzsanna Géring, director of Future of Higher Education Research Centre, and Gábor Király, scientific director of FHERC were representing Budapest Business School at the conference. They gave a presentation about what unbundling (breaking down units to its component parts) means for higher educational institutions and what possible strategies they could follow in the…

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BBS researchers presenting at 2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management

The second Danube Conference for Higher Education Management, which was organised for leaders, policy makers and researchers of higher education from the Danube countries, was held in Budapest on 22-23th November 2018. The conference was aimed at identifying and presenting good practices in management and policies and sharing these ideas between countries and institutions. Budapest Business School was represented in two topics of the conference. Firstly, Gábor Király, scientific director of Future of Higher Education Research Centre presented about unbundling forces of higher education. Unbundling…

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The idea of the academic dojo

Last year (in May 2017) we gave a presentation with aikido master Szabolcs Gollob (5. dan AIKIKAI, EBR Advanced Instructor) about the similarities between recent learning theories of the West and ancient principles of learning in the East. This presentation was the outcome of long conversations about the nature of learning and the differences between the classroom and the dojo. Let’s start with the most obvious differences in the naming of the two locations. The name of the classroom simply means that it is a…

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EBEN Research Conference – Vienna

This year’s EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) Research Conference was held in Vienna, Austria, between 6-8th September 2018, in the topic of business ethics, with the focus on fraudulent behaviour in and of corporations. Nick Chandler, project leader of our ongoing research project on student cheating attended the conference with a presentation about lecturers’ reactions to the cheating of business students. As he put it, we hoped that the topic would be close enough to introduce ‘hot topics’ and give some ideas on how to develop…

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Changes in teaching and learning

As our research on student cheating demonstrated there is a lot of frustration in relation to higher education. Many students are frustrated because they see little point in learning apart from getting credits by sitting exams. Many lecturers are frustrated because students do not seem to appreciate their efforts because they are uninterested in what lecturers try to teach. Instead of trying to find someone to blame, we can say that the very context of teaching and learning has changed in the last decade(s). Knowledge…

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