Department of Social Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
The Department of Social Sciences was established in 2010. Since then Dr. Gergely Fábián has been managing administrative, scientific and educational tasks. Lawyers, sociologists, historians, economists participate actively both in the educational and the research work of the department. Students obtain excellent education on Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels. 
Teaching and research focus on critically analyzing the  scientific impact on entrepreneurial networks, competitiveness, trends in rural development, sociological aspects of globalization and issues of labor laws. Research results have been integrated into the syllabi. 
 
DEPARTMENT 
Department Chair:
Gergely Fábián Ph.D, Habil. CurriculumVitae
 
Members:
Anita Rusinné Fedor Ph.D CurriculumVitae
Edit Marsi MA
Gabriella Ludescher Ph.D
György Jóna Ph.D CurriculumVitae
 
Teachers and outside members:
László Sipos Ph.D (Deputy Attorney General of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County)
Sarolta Mádi Ph.D
 
PROFILE OF THE DEAPRTMENT
Teaching covers sociology, social policy, public policy, economics, regional economics, qualitative and quantitative toolkits of social science, and legal studies in both Hungarian and in English. Recently most of the courses are attended by social work students. The lecturers of the department teach at numerous Hungarian and foreign universities (FH-Campus Vienna University of Applied Sciences, Austria, Hochschule München, Germany, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and University of Trnava in Trnava, Slovakia). The department is a part of the SOWOSEC Joint Degree M.A. program that includes the participation of seven universities. 
 
CONTENT AREAS TAUGHT
Network economics
Poverty and social exclusion 
Urban economics
Hungarian society I-III.
Social- and public policy I-IV.
Qualitative methods of social science
Quantitative methods of social science
 
RESEARCH AREAS OF THE FACULTY
Youth of Nyíregyháza
Health status in Nyíregyháza based on our own urban audit
Evolution and effects of transboundary entrepreneurial networks
Territorial capital of cities and sub-regions 
Socio-economic impacts of the globalization
Everyday life of the homeless people
 
FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN PHD PROGRAMS
The members of the Department have already engaged in 4 PhD programs: Human Sciences Doctoral School of the University of Debrecen (Hungary), Doctoral School of Regional and Economic Sciences of Széchenyi István University (Hungary), Doctoral School in Sociology of Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Development Economics and Local Systems Doctoral School of Trento University (Italy).
 
EXTERNAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
 
Hungary: 
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences
 
International 
Capital University (USA), 
FH-Campus Wien (Austria), 
Hochschule München (Germany), 
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany), 
University of Alabama (USA), 
University of Babes-Bolyai (Romania).
University of Louisville (USA), 
University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), 
University of Oulu (Finland), 
University of Silesia (Poland), 
University of South-Bohemia (Czech Republic), 
University of Trnava (Slovakia),