Curriculum and publications



Habilitation Dec 2016

Pécs University, Hungary

Title of dissertation: Actual challenges of Hungarian Education in Romanian

International Business MSc, Summa cum laude May 2011

D'Youville Colllege, Buffalo, NY

Title of final project: American Foreign Direct Investments in Romanian Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Ph.D. in Educational Science. Summa cum laude June 2001

Debrecen University, Hungary

Dissertation title: The Romanian higher education policy in the period of 1990-2003 Oct 2005

Master of Arts in Sociology June 1998

University of Eötvös Lóránt (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

Bachelor of Art in Sociology June 1997

University of Babes-Bolyai (BBTE), Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Fluent in English, Spanish, and Romanian, Basic in French

Work Experience

Visiting Professor Oct-Nov. 2018

Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, Kazakhstan

Subjects: business planning, research methods

Associate Professor 6/2017 -

Adult Education Research and Knowledge Management Institute, Faculy of Psychology and Education,  ELTE University

Subjects include: business planning (Erasmus), politology, sociology, European studies, economy of education, micro- and macroeconomy, research methods

College Associate Professor 2/2015- 2/2016

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Eszterházy Károly Főiskola, Eger, Hungary

Subjects include: business planning, carreer management, adult education, organisation behaviour and management (MBA course)

Lecturer 9/2014-

Biotechnology Science Department, Sapientia EMTE University, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania

Subjects include: business planning, applied economics, entertainment management

Assistant Professor 9/2013-8/2014

Social Science Department, Sapientia EMTE University, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania

Subjects include: social psychology, business planning, political science, political communication

Hungarian language and culture lecturer, business trip organizer 2011

D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York

  • Taught intensive Hungarian language and culture course
  • Organized the business trip of American students at multinational companies (such as Coca Cola, GE, Celanese, Vodafone) in two consecutive summers in Budapest

Associate Professor 2008-2010

Savaria University of West-Hungary, Andragogy Department, Hungary

  • Subjects include: Organizational Development, Adult Education and Human Resource Management, Intercultural Adult Education, Sociology, History and Pedagogy of Adult Education
  • Co-developed the program, coursework and syllabus of Adult education MA program for Accreditation
  • Worked on establishing partnership with Adult Education Centers and Institutions in region

Researcher 2002-2010

Minority Studies Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

  • Managed educational and cultural sociology research projects on Hungarians living abroad (covering 4-7 countries) and Roma living in Hungary. Wrote a paper on the Romani and Beash Languages in Hungary.
  • Presented papers on Hungarian and Roma minorities language, education policies at different national and international conferences
  • Wrote and edited books, papers, monographs, articles in several national and international journals
  • Organized conferences and developed international relations with European research and higher education institutes

Project Manager 2006-2007

Schooling for Tomorrow OECD project.National Institute for Public Education, Budapest, Hungary

  • Developed and managed a project on the future of compulsory education in Hungary
  • Organized meetings for committee of experts, series of workshops, wrote reports for Ministry of Education and the OECD

Research Assistant 1998-2001

Hungarian Institute for Educational Research (now the National Institute for Public Education)

  • Coordinated research projects, organized conferences, edited books


Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2002-2005

Academic Research Scholarship, Budapest, Hungary

University of Cordoba 2001

Erasmus Scholarship, Cordoba, Spain

Institute d'études politiques 1997

Training Scholarship Voisinage in Sud-Est de l'Europe, Rennes, France

Leadership Experience

  • Guided the research of more than 15 Ph.D. students on educational sociology issues
  • Supervised Bachelor thesis work of more than 50 students
  • Redacted more than 15 articles in national and international periodicals
  • Evaluated research and conference applications
  • Guided Domus research (2012-2013) The reform of preschool enrolling of pupils in Romania
  • Guided OKM research (2006-2007): The change of cultural revitalization? Participants: Dr. Györgyi Dr. Bindorffer, Orsolya Szabó, Szlivia Balassa, Boglárka Bakó
  • Coordinated János Setényi OTKA (T 042991) 2004-2006 Quality concepts in the Hungarian secondary education in Romania. Participants Rita Fóris-Ferenczi Rita, Attila Z. Papp Z. Attila
  • Coordinated OTKA and other research of the prof. Péter Tibor Nagy (1998-2001)

Community Service

Da Vinci Student Recruiting Program D'Youville College 2010

Franciscan orphans' house in Szováta/Sovata, Romania 2006

Ötágú síp summer camps in Central-Europe 1991-1998

English publications

Kinga M. Mandel - B.T. Aubakirova (2018) The concept of multilingualism. In. Vestnik of Sh. Ulaikhanov Kokshetau State University.
Philological part (series). Issue number № 4. |2018. ISSN 1608-22 06

Mandel Kinga Magdolna (2016): EDUCATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN A SECLER TOWN IN ROMANIA. Selye János University. International Scientific Conference Studies. Komárno, 13-14 September, 2016. ISBN 978-80-8122-186-6.

Mandel Kinga Magdolna (2013) Old and new challenges of Hungarian Education in Romania. In.Csaba K. Zoltáni (ed.) Transylvania Today: Diversity at Risk. Osiris. 253-267 pp. ISBN 9789632762364. In.

Kinga M. Mandel (2012) Causes of foreign direct investment in Romania, in: Iván Bélyácz, József Fogarasi, Katalin Szabó and Erzsébet Szász: Knowledge and Sustainable Economic Development. Partium Press: Oradea/Nagyvárad, pp. 55-84. ISBN 978-606-8156-30-9.

Mandel Kinga (2005) The Romani and Beash languages in education in Hungary. Mercator Education, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. 1-53. ISSN 1570-1239. In.