Visiting Scholars


Thanks also to the fruitful exchange of researchers, we are proud to have a wide and active international collaboration network. In the past years, we welcomed several distinguished scholars from abroad. In the first year, we hosted Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, President of the European Social Simulation Association) and Christina Prell (University of Maryland) from internal funding. We have hosted other foreign researchers, who have paid for their travel and lodging expenses (Jan Kratzer, Technical University of Berlin; Marcel van Assen, Tilburg University; Elias Carroni, University of Namur; André Grow, University of Groningen, and Nikita Krugljakov, University of Maastricht). In the second year, Ilaria Bertazzi (University of Turin), Adam Tatarynowicz (Tilburg University), and Nikita Krugljakov (University of Maastricht) visited us from their own funding. We invited Christoph Stadtfeld (University of Lugano, University of Groningen), András Vörös (University of Oxford, MTA TK „Lendület” RECENS), and Zsófia Boda (University of Oxford, MTA TK „Lendület” RECENS) with the support of an MTA TK Mobility Fund. Melinda Ratkai (University of Huelva, University of Malaga) has been a visiting scholar in our research group twice thanks to different funds. In October 2016, Elena Vallino (University of Turin) visited us thanks to the PEERE COST cooperation STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission). 


Our current visiting scholar: Tanja Sliskovic, Fall semester of 2017/2018

Tanja is an Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Organization and Management Department. She earned her PhD in Economics with a focus on Management from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb, in Croatia. Tanja spent a year of her graduate studies as a Fulbright scholar at Columbia Business School in 2012, and was a visiting scholar at Columbia Business School in 2014 and 2015. Her research interests focus on qualitative and quantitative analysis of professional social networks and questions of gender and professional advancement. Another stream of her research focuses on organizational and informal network dynamics; advice, value-sharing and friendship networks in private and in state-owned companies. She teaches Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and Strategy to undergraduate and Masters students.

Research interests:

Professional social networks and gender, managerial egocentric social networks, organizational social networks, task advice, trust and shared values networks, career advancement, networking styles in private vs state-owned companies.

Former visitor scholars:


Elena Vallino October 2016

University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy

Her stay was funded by PEERE COST cooperation STSM (Short Term Scientific Mission).


Ratkai Melinda (two times) January 2015 - March 2015 after July 2015

University of Huelva and later Universidad de Málaga, Espagna.

2015 July: Erasmus Plus

2015  January-March: MTA TK Mobilitás

linkedin page


Christoph Stadtfeld-12th March 2014 - 31th March 2014

post-doctoral research fellow, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology(ICS), Department of Sociology, University of Groningen and University of Lugano (personal page

Mr. Stadtfeld’s stay was funded by the Mobility Grant of the Centre for Social Sciences at HAS. He was collaborating with Judit Pál and Károly Takács.


Nikita Krugljakov (two times)  January 2013 and January 2014

Maastrict University, Ph.D Student, web


Ilaria Bertazzi - September 2013 - December 2013

University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto


Jan Kratzer March 2013 - September 2013

TU Berlin, web


Elias Carroni – February 2013

University of Namur, web


André Grow – 14th November 2011  19th December 2011

University of Groningen,  Ph.D student, web

Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (personal page). Currently he is working at University of Loeven.

In the framework of  TÁMOP-4.2.1.B-09/1/KMR-2010-0005 program, which was fianced by the European Union, cofinanced by the European Social Fund