Ph.D. Mihaly SIMAI
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Professor of International Economic and Business Studies, Budapest University of Economics, Budapest
1952 Graduated in the Budapest University of Economics
1957 Received his Ph.D. from the Budapest University of Economics, became the "candidate of sciences" in 1962 and the "doctor of the Academy" in 1971
1959-1960 Working in the United Nation (UN) Economic Commission for Europe of the UN Centre for Development Planning, Projection and Policies
1971 Head of the Department of World Economy; became a full professor in the Budapest University
1974-1987 He co-founded the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and became its deputy director and Director General (1987-1991)
1981 Elected by the Plenum of the Academy to the membership of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1993-1995 Director of the World Institute for Development Economics of the United Nations University in Helsinki
His teaching and lecturing included the George Washington University, DePauw University, Helsinki University, Delhi School of Economics, Seoul National University, Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokio), the War College of the U.S. Army etc. He also directed a global research program in the United Nations University (UNU) on the global employment issues, on the "Reintegration of the Transition Economies in Europe, China and Vietnam to the Global Economy" and on the "The Interrelations between the Democratisation Process and the Economic Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe".
Currently he is working in the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a Research Professor. He is a Professor of International Economic and Business Studies at the Budapest University of Economics and the director of both the undergraduate and advanced studies program on International Cooperation and International Business. Currently he is responsible for the research programs on globalization, transnational corporation, science and technology and sustainable development.