Curriculum Vitae


Name: Robert Pinter PhD

Place and date of birth: Salgótarján, 16/10/1975

Address: Hungary, Budapest, 1188, Lea u. 48/a

Mobile phone: +36-30-9996595

Sykpe: probesz


Blog: (in Hungarian)




1999-2005   Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, PhD. in Sociology. Dissertation (2004): A magyar információs társadalom fejlődése és fejlettsége a fejlesztők szempontjából (The Evolution and State of Development of the Hungarian Information Society in the view of Developers)


1995-2000: Eötvös Loránd University, (ELTE), Budapest, Political Science

            Thesis (2000) A finn információs társadalom politikai programja (Political Programme of the Finnish Information Society)


1994-1999: Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Sociology

Thesis (1999): 'Az információs társadalomba való átmenet refeudalizált társadalmi nyilvánossága’ (The refeudalized public sphere of the transition to the information society)


Professional experience


Since 1998 Information Society Research Institute (ITTK see:, Budapest. Recently scientific director (since 2006).


Since 2001 Budapest University of Technology and Economy, Department of Information and Knowledge Management. Recently assistant professor (since 2006).


Since 2005 editor-in-chief, Hungarian Information Society Quarterly (published since 2001).


Since 2005 representative of Hungary in International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Computer and Society Technical Commitee.


1999-2005 Budapest University of Technology, Eötvös Loránd University: information society and information policy related courses. Guest assistant teacher.





2004 eHungary Project Office, a two-weak-long research in Estonia (with the help of Praxis Institute)


2003 Karlstad University Summer School (Sweden), Risks and Challenges of the Network Society (co-organized by IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing)


2002 Summer WebShop, University of Maryland, Washington DC, an Internet research event for top scholar researchers, participant


2000 Helsinki Summer School Scholarship, Information Society as Risk Society (course)


1998/1999 Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic


1998 September-December, University of Tampere (Finland). TEMPUS Scholarship



Main Publications (in most cases in Hungarian):


The Evolution and State of Development of the Hungarian Information Society in the view of Developers (PhD dissertation, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE), Budapest, in Hungarian)


Quel modéle d'analyse pour le développement d'Internet en Hongrie? (in: Terminal, Hiver 2004-2005 Nouvelle Serie N92, 65-80, in French)


The Hungarian Information Society in the Enlarged Europe (in: Ungarn in der Europäischen Union 2004, BegegnungenSchriftenreihe des Europa Institutes Budapest, Band 25., Budapest 2005, Europa Institut Budapest, 147-159, co-author Z. Karvalics László, in English)


The (Trans)formation of Hungarian Media-consumption in View of the Internet (conference-paper, III. International Conference on Communication and Reality – Digital utopia in the media from discourses to facts. A balance, May 2005)


The Relation of Old and new Media: Television, Convergence and the Digital Divide (in: Proceedings of the Second IFIP 9.2, 9.6/11.7 Summer School 4-8 August 2003 – Risks and Challanges of the Network Society, Karlstad University Studies, 2004: 35, 148-159)


Information Society as Risk Society (in: Periodica Polytechnica, Social and Management Sciences, 2003 11/1, 35-44,


Az internet politikatudományi kutatásának intézményesülése (The institutionalization of Internet research from the aspect of political science. in: Politikatudományi Szemle, 2003/2, 121-138. Based on a research supported by Nemzeti Kutatási Fejlesztési Program. October 2002 – March 2003, Forthcoming in French in Terminal)


Információ és globalizáció: az infrastruktúrától a társadalomig (Information and globalisation: from infrastructure to society in: Földes György – Inotai András /ed./ A globalizáció kihívásai és Magyarország, Napvilág Kiadó, Budapest, 2001 co-author: Z. Karvalics László)


A globális információs társadalom: Castells – The Information Age (The global information society: Castells – The Information Age in: Jel-Kép, 2000/3, 11-26)


Finnország – Út az információs társadalomba (Finland – Road to the information society. Kossuth, 1999, co-author Dr. Élő Gábor)


Hungary’s Information Society Development – preliminary study (2000 April. Based on Harvard Readiness methodology. Manuscript)