István Tarrósy

Dr. Tarrósy is Habil. Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Africa Research Centre, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Pécs. He is Deputy Head of Department. Part-time Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest.

Since April 2015, he is again Director of the Centre for Internationalization and Connections and in charge of the Internationalization Strategy of the University of Pécs.

Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2018-21). Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Hungarian Eötvös Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for African Studies of the University of Florida (USA) in 2013 and early 2014. Japan Foundation Intellectual Fellow at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan at the end of 2010.

Since December 2017, he is Core Member of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, University of Pécs. Since autumn 2017, he is the Hungarian Member of COST Action CA 15221: We ReLaTe. Advancing effective institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, and research and writing development.

Between 2000 and 2018, he conducted many field research projects and visits in a number of African and Asian countries, including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

He is Associate Editor of the Hungarian Journal of African Studies (Afrika Tanulmányok), book review editor of the Journal of African History, Politics and Society.

Since November 2015, he is Secretary of the Africa Sub-Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section IX.

He is owner and director of the independent think-tank IDResearch and research director of several European Integration Fund-supported projects including the UNAOC-BMW Awardee ‘Immigropoly – the migration game’.