István Tarrósy

Prof. Dr Tarrósy is Habil. Full Professor of Political Science and Director of the Africa Research Centre, Department of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Pécs. He is Deputy Head of Department, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for International Studies and Development, Jagiellonian University of Krakow.

Since April 2015, he is the Director of the International Centre of the University of Pécs, being in charge of its Internationalization Strategy.

Prof. Dr Tarrósy combines that position with others with an international scope. Thus, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) since 2018; a Core Member of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of the University of Pécs since December 2017; and, Institutional Coordinator of the European University Alliance called “EDUC” (European Digital UniverCity) financed under the EU’s Erasmus+ scheme. Likewise, he acts as the Vice-President of the Africa Sub-Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 2020, he is co-convenor of the AEGIS Collaborative Research Group ‘Africa in the World’. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Journal of African Studies (Afrika Tanulmányok). book review editor of the Journal of African History, Politics and Society; and, 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’.

Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2018 to the present, he was also 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, and a Japan Foundation Intellectual Fellow at Ryukoku University (Kyoto, Japan) at the end of 2010.

Between 2000 and 2021, he conducted many field research projects and visits in several African and Asian countries, including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan.