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Zoltan Ronay

associate professor

Zoltan Ronay

Associate professor, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, Institute of Education

Vice-dean for Education, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, Institute of Education

Head of Faculty Quality Management, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, Institute of Education

Educational and research interests:

  • institutional system and regulation of both public and higher education, the leadership of higher educational institutions
  • academic freedom and institutional autonomy
  • the legal framework of education, rules, and obligations of teachers and students
  • Knowledge and Opinion about Law (KOL), legal consciousness and pedagogy of legal consciousness in teacher training
  • the legal history of education; labour law, administrative law, and civil procedure in education

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Contact details

 ronay.zoltan@ppk.elte.hu 

+36 30 648-5927

Room number: 403, Kazinczy Street, Budapest, 1075, Hungary

Educational interest

BA programme

Pedagogy BA, Community Coordination BA, Human Resources Bsc, Physical Training BA, several optional courses, supervisor and referee of degree theses;

MA programme

Educational Science MA, Human Resources Counselling MA, Sports manager and recreation and health promoter BSc, several optional courses, supervisor and referee of degree theses;

Postgraduate programme

Addictive Behaviours Counselling Psychology postgraduate specialist training course,

Doctoral programme

supervisor, thesis topic proposer, lecturer, and referee of theses in the Doctoral School of Education, referee of theses in the Doctoral School of Law

Talent support 

• 2020-2021. 35. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations ("OTDK") The section of Education, Psychology, Andragogy, and Librarianship – consultant [Kormos, Kevin: Kreatív demokrácia nyomában iskolafókuszú jogi attitűdkutatások mentén (In the footsteps of creative democracy along school-focused legal attitude research) (Special prize)]

• 2020-2021. New National Excellence Program (“ÚNKP”) – consultant [Kormos, Kevin: Kreatív demokrácia nyomában a magyarországi oktatás különböző szinterein (In the footsteps of creative democracy on various sints of education in Hungary)]

• 2018-2019. The scientific programme: 34. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations ("OTDK") The section of Education, Psychology, Andragogy, and Librarianship – consultant [Nagy-Rádli, Dalma: A felsőoktatási intézmények vezetésében és működtetésében részt vevő hallgatók feladatkörének és intézményi szerepértelmezésének vizsgálata (Inquiring the institutional roles of students participating in Higher Education governance and management) (2nd prize, Special prize)]

• 2018-2019. The scientific programme: New National Excellence Program (“ÚNKP”) – consultant [Nagy-Rádli, Dalma: A felsőoktatási intézmények vezetésében és működtetésében részt vevő hallgatók feladatkörének és intézményi szerepértelmezésének vizsgálata (Inquiring the institutional roles of students participating in Higher Education governance and management)]

• 2005. The scientific programme: 27. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations ("OTDK") The section of law and politics – consultant [Csegődi, Tibor László A bolognai folyamat és a felsőoktatás igazgatásának reformja Magyarországon (2nd prize)]


Research interest

Research Group for Education-Law-Pedagogy, Founding member – Head of Research Group

The research group explores the interrelationship and interplay between education and law, pedagogy, education sciences, and law in an inter- and multidisciplinary approach. The focus of its interest is law as the subject and framework of educational activity. In this context, we examine the teaching of law especially to non-lawyers and the pedagogy thereof.

Research Group for Higher Education and Innovation, member


Projects, grants, researches

All Inc! project promotes inclusive education by bringing together pupils, (trainee) teachers and the wider school community to build LGBT+ friendly schools. All Inc! is active in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.  In each country, a university and secondary school will partner with pupils to co-create visions for LGBT+ friendly schools and supporting ‘tools for schools’. A virtual ‘human library’ will be built to share LGBT+ stories with the wider school community, and with young people across Europe.

Everything about the project http://allinc.eu/!

 

Anxiety versus ego strength – Investigating the ingredients of perceived safety: development of intervention tools and programmes for different actors and institutions functional at various segments of social safety (NKP-2018-00006) - project manager, co-production with Katalin Felvinczi

 

MoTeL (Models of Teacher Learning):  Models of Teacher Learning. Investigation of Teacher Continuous Professional Development Models at the Level of the Education System, the Organisation and the Individual - researcher


Designing MOOC courses

  • Preparation for university studies (EFOP-3.4.3-16 Institutional developments in higher education in order to jointly improve the quality and accessibility of higher education in the framework of a project) - with Zsuzsa Kovács and Anikó Áts
  • Research ethics - with János Bárth, Csanád Bodó, Andrea Deme, Alexandra Markó and Gergely Szabó

Publications, conferences

Recent publications

Rónay, Zoltán; Kormos, Kevin (2022) A jog védőháló vagy fenyegetés? Jelenlegi és leendő tanárok, valamint diákok vélekedése a jogról. ISKOLAKULTÚRA: PEDAGÓGUSOK SZAKMAI-TUDOMÁNYOS FOLYÓIRATA 32(6), pp. 83-92.

Niemczyk, E. K., & Rónay, Z. (2022) Roles, requirements and autonomy of academic researchers. Higher Education Quarterly, 00, 1– 15. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12403

Rónay Zoltán, Niemczyk Ewelina K (2022) Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom in the Light of National Regulatory Frameworks: Glance at Hungary and South Africa In: Popov, N.; Wolhuter, C.; de Beer, L.; Hilton, G.; Ogunleye, J.; Achinewhu-Nworgu, E.; Niemczyk, E Towards the Next Epoch of Education : BCES Conference Books, Volume 20, 2022 Sofia, Bulgária: Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) pp. 209-215.

Antonowicz, D., Rónay, Z., & Jaworska, M. (2022). The power of policy translators: New university governing bodies in Hungary and Poland. European Educational Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/14749041221095275

Rónay Zoltán, Matyasovszky-Németh Márton (2022) The effects of neoliberal social policy on the institutional selectivity of the Hungarian K-12 educational system from a socio-legal perspective, Hungarian Journal of Legal Studies (published online ahead of print 2022). https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2052/aop/article-10.1556-2052.2022.00363/article-10.1556-2052.2022.00363.xml

Kováts, Gergely ; Rónay, Zoltán (2021) Academic Freedom in Hungary. Wien, Austria: CEU OSUN

Káplár-Kodácsy, Kinga ; Rónay, Zoltán ; Dorner, Helga (2021) Adaptációs stratégiák a felsőoktatásban: egy mentorrendszer tapasztalatai. ISKOLAKULTÚRA: PEDAGÓGUSOK SZAKMAI-TUDOMÁNYOS FOLYÓIRATA 31:11-12, pp. 115-129. DOI Egyéb URL

Rónay, Zoltán (2021) Az egyetem szerepe és helye a magyar felsőoktatás-politikában, 1948–2020. In: Szécsényi, András; Zsidi, Vilmos (eds.) A Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem és elődintézményei története a kezdetektől 2020-ig Budapest, Magyarország : Akadémiai Kiadó pp. 133-144.

Rónay, Zoltán ; Ewelina, K Niemczyk: A Worldwide Pandemic and Academic Freedom: Challenges of the Changing Landscape. In: Popov, N.; Wolhuter, C.; de Beer, L.; Hilton, G.; Ogunleye, J.; Achinewhu-Nworgu, E.; Niemczyk, E. (eds.) New Challenges to Education: Lessons from Around the World, Szófia, Bulgária: Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) (2021) pp. 10-16.

Rónay, Zoltán ; Ewelina, Niemczyk: Institutional and Individual Autonomy in Relation to Research Productivity in Hungarian and South African Higher Education Contexts. In: Nikolay, Popov; Charl, Wolhuter; Louw, de Beer; Gillian, Hilton; James, Ogunleye; Elizabeth, Achinewhu-Nworgu; Ewelina, Niemczyk Educational Reforms Worldwide, Szófia, Bulgária : Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) (2020) pp. 240-247.

Rónay, Zoltán: LEGAL CASE VS LEGAL TEXT: How to Teach Law in Teacher Training. In: Mafalda, Carmo (szerk.) Education Applications & Developments V. : Advances in Education and Educational Trends Series, Lisboa, Portugália : InSciencePress, (2020) pp. 94-103.

All publications

MTMT

Most of the publications are available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zoltan-Ronay

Conferences
09-09-2022 Free to Think? Challenges for Academia and Journalism (ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Hamburg, Germany & CEU) – panelist, the title of the panel discussion: A Conversation on the Freedom of Thought
06-09-2022 EAIR 44th Annual Forum – co-author, the title of presentation: Is model change a Hungarian specialty? Variations on a Theme: Foundation universities in an illiberal democracy - the case of Hungary (speaker: Gergely Kováts, co-author: András Derényi, Péter Kádár-Csoboth, Gabriella Keczer)
01-09-2022 ECER 2022 plus (EERA Annual conference) (online) – co-author, the title of presentation: Academic Freedom in an Illiberal Democracy: the case of Hungary (speaker: Gergely Kováts)
24-06-2022 Towards the Next Epoch of Education: XX Jubilee Annual International BCES Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) (online) – speaker, the title of the presentation: Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom in the Light of National Regulatory Frameworks: Glance at Hungary and South Africa (with Prof. Ewelina K. Niemczyk)
27-05-2022 Education in a Changing World – Research, Innovation, Development – HuCER 2022: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research – co-author, the title of presentation: Is model change a Hungarian specialty? The transformation of the university maintaining structure in Hungary in the light of international trends (speaker: Gergely Kováts, co-author: Gabriella Keczer)
26-05-2022 Education in a Changing World – Research, Innovation, Development – HuCER 2022: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research – co-author, the title of presentation: Discipline against criminalisation? Pupils with behavioural problems in the light of the law, with a special focus on discipline (speaker: Tamás Reményi)
29-03-2022 Sándor Illyés Memorial Days – lecturer, the title of the lecture: "Academic freedom" - is the play-space accessible? (with Gergely Kováts)
09-02-2022 Public Lecture (University of Gibraltar) – lecturer, the title of lecture: Law in Schools – Challenges in Teacher Training
13-01-2022 Corvinus University of Budapest Research Week – speaker, the title of presentation: Academic Freedom in Hungary (with Gergely Kováts)
30-11-2021 MTA Department II Scientific Committee on Working Group on Higher Education Pedagogy: Pedagogy – Higher Education – speaker, the title of presentation: Do parallel lines meet at infinity? Or the legal-economic-governance restructuring of higher education and the interest of competent, effective education. Does this have an impact on the institutional atmosphere and on the institutional identity of the teachers-students?
19-11-2021 XXI National Conference on Education, Section of Doctoral education, Ph.D. process, Ph.D. students – Section chair (onsite designated)
19-11-2021 XXI National Conference on Education, Section of Doctoral education, Ph.D. process, Ph.D. students – speaker, the title of presentation: Co- and Team-Supervising in Doctoral Schools: Achievements and Challenges (with Orsolya Kálmán and László Horváth)
19-11-2021 XXI National Conference on Education, Section of Higher education, adult education – speaker, the title of presentation: Reflective Mentoring Processes in Higher Education: Experiences of a Tutor Mentoring System (with Kinga Káplár-Kodácsy, Helga Dorner, Luca Alexa Erdei)
19-11-2021 XXI National Conference on Education – poster exhibitor, the title of the poster: Measuring Attitudes towards Law in Public Education (with Kevin Kormos)
18-11-2021 XXI National Conference on Education, Section of Teacher trining, higher education – speaker, the title of presentation: The Multiplication Potential of Participatory Education in Teacher Education - A Multi- and Transdisciplinary Approach (with Csilla Cserti-Szauer, Anikó Sándor, Csenge Surányi, Kevin Kormos)
03-11-2021 Eötvös József Group - Institute for Social Reflection: Autonomy in higher education – speaker, the title of presentation: Whose Autonomy Is It Anyway?
09-09-2021 ATEE 2021 Conference (online) – speaker, the title of presentation: Supporting the Professional Development and learning of teachers in the Hungarian regulatory system (co-authors: Judit Szivák, Ágnes N. Tóth, Magdolna Salát)
28-06-2021

The meaning and interpretations of university autonomy. Daybreak. Autonomies then and now - and tomorrow. Lecture series by György Fábri. 1st occasion(online) - discussant

21-06-2021

New Challenges to Education. Lessons from Around the World. XIX Annual International Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) (online) – keynote speaker, the title of the presentation: A Worldwide Pandemic and Academic Freedom: Challenges of the Changing Landscape (with Prof. Ewelina K. Niemczyk)

30-05 - 01-06-2021

CSSHE 2021 Virtual Conference (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) & University of Alberta) (online) – co-author, the title of presentation: The magic power of policy translators - new university governing bodies in Hungary and Poland (speaker: Dominik Antonowicz, co-author: Marta Jaworska)

27-05-2021

HuCER 2021: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research, 2021 (online) – speaker, the title of webinar presentation: The law: a safety net or a threat? Measuring legal attitude based on a small sample of school case studies (with Kevin Kormos)

25-05-2021

10th Be a Parent Conference (Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, Hungarian Pedagogical Society, Be a Parent Program és Nonprofit Association for Democratic Education and Learning) – Roundtable: The relationship between parents and school – Roundtable participant

22-04-2021

LERU CE7 Research Ethics Online Seminar (League of European Research Universities & Eötvös Loránd University) (online) – speaker, the title of presentation: Challenges in research ethics before and during the pandemic (with Gyöngyi Kökönyei)

22-25-03-2021

The scientific programme: Comparative School Counselling International Virtual Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) (online) – Programme Committee member

07-11-2020

The scientific programme: XX National Conference on Education, Symposium: Learning and Adaptation in Emergency Distance Higher Education (online) – speaker, the title of presentation: Adaptation Strategies in Higher Education: Experiences of a Mentoring System (with Kinga Káplár-Kodácsy)

06-11-2020

The scientific programme: XX. National Conference on Education, Thematic section of Nonformal and Informal Education (online) – speaker, the title of presentation: The Impact of School Organizational Culture Related to Compliance on the Formation of Students' Legal Attitudes (with Ágnes Fazekas)

05-11-2020

The scientific programme: XX. National Conference on Education, Thematic section of Educational Psychology (online) – speaker, the title of presentation: Pedagogical Principles vs. Obligation of Employees. Considering a Dilemma on an Example of a Jedi Master

05-11-2020

The scientific programme: XX. National Conference on Education, Thematic section (online) – chair, Section of Educational Psychology

22-10-2020

The scientific programme: Impact of the Epidemic on Human (Scientific) Research (Lingual Articulation Research Group, Momentum 2016-2021 – Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Eötvös Loránd University) – Roundtable: Research Ethics Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions (not only) at the Time of an Epidemic (online) – Roundtable participant

24-09-2020

The scientific programme: Results and perspectives of research on legal awareness and legal culture (Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies) – speaker, the title of presentation: About the Importance and Directions of Research of the Legal Awareness and Legal Attitude among the Actors of Public Education

26-06-2020

The scientific programme: Educational Reforms Worldwide: XVIII Annual International Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) (online) – speaker, the title of webinar presentation: Institutional and Individual Autonomy in Relation to Research Productivity in Hungarian and South African Higher Education Contexts (with Prof. Ewelina K. Niemczyk)

28-05-2020

The scientific programme: HuCER 2020: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research, 2020 (online) – speaker, the title of webinar presentation: On the relationship of teachers and students to law (with Ágnes Fazekas)

10-01-2020

The scientific programme: Management in Higher Education (conference co-organized by BCE Center for International Higher Education Studies, Educatio journal, and Hungarian Sociological Association, Section of Education), speaker, the title of presentation: The Role of boards in Higher Education – two samples

13-12-2019

The scientific programme: Look Wide! – The closing conference of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship project of the European Commission; Roundtable Discussion: Institutional Solutions to Manage and Prevent School Violence - Roundtable Participant

23-11-2019

The scientific programme: Safe spaces - Campaign launcher Conference - Roundtable participant

08-11-2019

The scientific programme: XIX. National Conference on Education, Symposium: Complex interpretation and the possibilities of renewing examination of the professional development and learning of teachers – speaker, the title of presentation: Supporting the Professional Development of Teachers in the Domestic Regulatory System (with Judit Szivák, Ágnes Fazekas, and Magdolna Salát)

07-11-2019

The scientific programme: XIX. National Conference on Education, Symposium: Learning and learning support in HE – speaker, the title of presentation: Learning Support Ethical Leader in HE (with László Horváth)

23-06-2019

The scientific programme: International Conference on Education and New Developments 2019 – speaker, the title of presentation: Teaching Law in Teacher’s Training – Early Experiences of a Pilot Curse in Eötvös Loránd University

22-06-2019

The scientific programme: International Conference on Education and New Developments 2019 – section chair (TEACHING AND LEARNING Science and technology Education)

22-24-06-2019

The scientific programme: International Conference on Education and New Developments 2019 – Scientific Committee member

11-15-06-2019

The scientific programme: Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship: XVII Annual International BCES Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) – speaker, the title of presentation: Academic Freedom and Strong State Control: Two Samples to Illustrate the Consequences

10-11-06-2019

The scientific programme: 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Educational Reforms in Eastern and Central Europe & Eurasia 1989-2019 (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) – speaker, the title of presentation: The Rise and Fall of Autonomy. The Last Thirty Years of Hungarian Higher

10-11-06-2019

The scientific programme: 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Educational Reforms in Eastern and Central Europe & Eurasia 1989-2019 (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) – Working Group Chair, Working Group 3: Higher Education

10-11-06-2019

The scientific programme: 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Educational Reforms in Eastern and Central Europe & Eurasia 1989-2019 (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) – International Program Committee member

09-05-2019

The scientific programme: Educational administration (Hungarian Sociological Association, Section of Education) – speaker, the title of presentation: Theory and Practice. The Realisation of Legal Principles during the Educational Administration

19-20-03-2019

The scientific programme: Oxford Education Research Symposium – Special Topic Session: Oxford Symposium on the Finance, Law and Economics of Education – speaker, the title of presentation: Executive Liability of Universities –Research Tools and Study Directions

22-11-2018

The scientific programme: „2nd Danube Conference” for Higher Education Management. In search of excellence in higher education – speaker, the title of presentation: Consistory – the obscure subject of state control

22-23-11-2018

The scientific programme: „2nd Danube Conference” for Higher Education Management. In search of excellence in higher education – Scientific (Programme) Committee member

09-11-2018

The scientific programme: XVIII. National Conference on Education, Symposium: Lecturer’s Role becoming differentiated in HE – speaker, the title of presentation: Roles and Collaboration on the Field of Interdisciplinary Program Design and Management (with László Horváth)

23-06-2018

The scientific programme: International Conference on Education and New Developments 2018 – keynote speaker, the title of presentation: Respect for Human Dignity: as a Framework and Subject of Education in the Light of Present Challenges

11-15-06-2018

The scientific programme: Education in Modern Society: XVI Annual International BCES Conference (Bulgarian Comparative Education Society) – speaker, title of presentation: Centralizations and Autonomies: The Delimitation of Education by the Hungarian Government

24-25-05-2018

The scientific programme: Education – Economy – Society: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research – HuCER 2018, (HERA – Hungarian Educational Research Association) – speaker, English title of presentation: Wondering, what the consistory is

24-25-05-2018

The scientific programme: Education – Economy – Society: Hungarian Conference on Educational Research – HuCER 2018, (HERA – Hungarian Educational Research Association) – co-chair of section, titled "Efficiency”

26-28-04-2018

The scientific programme: The 16th Conference on Educational Assessment – CEA 2018 – speaker: English title of presentation: The pedagogical idea of pupils’ assessment in the light of Act on Public Education

25-01-2018

The scientific programme: Hungarian Higher Education Conference 2017 (Corvinus University Budapest, Center for International Higher Education Studies) – speaker, English title of presentation: Sector's control and management in light of managerial responsibility

04-05-2017

The scientific programme: Autonomy in public (constitutional) law science (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies) – speaker, English title of presentation: The position of Autonomy of Higher Education in Public Law

16-06-2011

The scientific programme: About the secretary generals (Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology, Higher Education Management Workshop) – speaker, English title of presentation: The role of secretary general in the leadership of higher education institutes

17-05-2010

The scientific programme: The electronic payment order and the notarial function (English title) (Hungarian Lawyers’ Association Section for Civil Process Law) – organiser

19-08-2008

The scientific programme: Civil Procedure of 21st century Conference (English title) Hungarian Lawyers’ Association Section for Civil Process Law) – organiser


Membership in professional and scientific bodies

Scientific bodies membership

HERA – Hungarian Educational Research Association, membership

HERA – Hungarian Educational Research Association: Co-chair of  the Higher Education-Research Section

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Public Body IX. Section of Economics and Law Committee on Legal and Political Sciences, membership

Editoral board membership

Editorial Board of Neveléstudomány [Educational Science], membership