Research & Studies

Ferenc Miszlivetz received a prestigious Hungarian State Award from János Áder, the President of the Hungarian Republic

The Cross of the Hungarian Order of Civic Merit was given to professor Ferenc Miszlivetz (director of iASK) by János Áder, the president of Hungary on the 15th of March 2021 in recognition of his decades of outstanding scientific research and teaching careers and his role in the development of the Creative City Sustainable Region Development Concept.

He is the founder and director of the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), a Jean Monnet professor and full professor at the University of Pannonia. He is a scientific advisor at the Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Political Science, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He elaborated the project on creative cities and sustainable regions embedded in the KRAFT Centre at iASK. His research interests include democracy, civil society, Central-European and European Studies, globalization and sustainability. He has taught and conducted research at various universities in Europe and the United States, including the University of Bologna, and Columbia University in New York. He is the founder and director of the board of the Institute for Social and European Studies Foundation (a Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence). Since 2012 he has served as the president of the Social Sciences unit of the Hungarian UNESCO Committee and holds a UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability in Kőszeg.

He has received numerous awards, including the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Republic (2005).