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Gabor Halasz

ELTE University

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Gábor Halász is doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is professor of education at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University Eötvös Loránd in Budapest where he is leading a Centre for Higher Educational and Innovation Research and the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences. He teaches, among others, education policy, sociology of higher education, education and European integration and global trends in education. He was Director-General of the Institute for Educational Research and Development in Budapest where he is now scientific advisor. Professor Halász has worked as an expert consultant for a number of international organizations, particularly the OECD, the European Commission, the World Bank, and the Council of Europe. Since 1996 he has been representing Hungary in the Governing Board of CERI (OECD), he also served as president of this Board. Currently professor Halasz is leading a four-year research project on the emergence and diffusion of local innovations and their systemic impact in the education sector. Previously he was leading a multi-year project on the impact of developmental interventions on classroom level processes in school education. For more information see Gábor Halász’ personal homepage:

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