István Kollai

István Kollai is the assistant professor of the Institute of World Economy at the Corvinus University Budapest.
He graduated as an economist from European Integration (MA) at Corvinus University of Budapest and as a historian at Eötvös Loránd University. During his studies, István Kollai initiated the establishment of Terra Recognita Foundation, aiming at bolstering dialogue and cooperation among Central and Eastern European countries. Academic experiences engaged him in writing and editing publications in Slovak, Hungarian and English language. Besides, it has included fundraising activities, gaining the financial support of the International Visegrad Fund, the Central European Fundation or the Stiftung EVZ.
Professional experiences engaged him in education management and consultancy for International Training Centre of Bankers (ITCB), in strategic assessment of EU funds for the National Development Agency, and in cultural diplomacy for the Hungarian Institute in Bratislava, where he was appointed as the director of the institute for five years (2010-2015).
Beside lecturing, he is responsible for the internationalization of the Institute of World Economy, through educational tools for foreign students and through higher educational partnerships.

POPREBEL - Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st-century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism
FATIGUE - Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe
Heritage development in Slovakia and the transnationalization of the Slovak identity
Eötvös Scholarship of the Hungarian State
Heritage industry in Slovakia and the Commodification of the Past
Slovak Academic and Information Agency,
Visegrad on the Horizon - A Methodology of Outdoor Education about Central and Eastern Europe
International Visegrad Fund
List of publications: MTMT2 (Library of Hungarian Scientific Works)