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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.


UN Committee on Public Administration, 1972-1978
Committee of Distinguished Persons of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, 1978
Member and Vice Chairman of the UNICEF Executive Board, 1978-1982
Member and Vice Chairman of the UN Committee on Development Planning, 1986-1989
Member and Chairman of the Council of the United Nations University, 1986-1992
Member of the Advisory Board of the Staff College of the United Nations, since 1997
Member of the Editorial Board of a number of international journals: Transnational (Geneve), Global Governance (New York), International Affairs (London). Development Studies (Geneve). Environment and Resource Economics (Amsterdam)
President of the Hungarian United Nations Association
Hungarian National Committee of UNICEF


He published more than 250 scientific articles and 37 books in Hungarian, English, French, Russian, Arabic, Korean and Japanese.
Foreign Direct Investments and Joint Ventures in Hungary: Experiences and Prospects. Hungarian Scientific Council for World Economy, Budapest, 1990
A Globalising World in the volume: Cities Fit for People. Ed. Uner Kirdar, United Nations, New York 1997, p. 50-70
Globalization, Global Governance, Regionalization and Fragmentation. New Issues for Social Sciences, in: New Trends in Economic Sciences, Delhi, 1999
The reintegration of the former socialist countries in Europe, China and Vientnam into the global economy, Helsinki, 2000


Honorary President of the World Federation of United Nations Associations