INFOTA – Where idea becomes reality

Foundation for Information Society (INFOTA) has been operating as a research institute and knowledge centre since 1998. Its activity covers R&D, innovation, application development and consultancy tasks for industrial, commercial and service sector, state organisations and municipalities in Hungary and abroad.

Its interest area has got a wide range: information society, social networks and multicultural issues, information management, knowledge management, eLearning, educational games, simulation and optimisation of value production business processes, ebusiness and e-services, data and text mining, economy modelling, trend analysis, decision support, digitisation and information retrieval, data protection and information freedom, IT safety and security, tourism and heritage protection etc.

Related to the above, it makes software development and implements mobile and cloud based systems.

The R+D+I projects are made  partly on the basis of orders by companies and institutions, partly in the frameworks of Hungarian or EU project calls, in order to further develop achievements as well as to create new products.

INFOTA is an accredited adult training institution.

Current courses

Accredited trainings

  • Characteristics of modern management and their tools in public collections – Management training
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  • Environmental sustainability in the SME sector
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Business and information management trainings

  • HR Generalist
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  • Gain Time! – Office Club
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Introduction

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Latest publications

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Priority project

TÁMOP-2.2.4-11/1 – Joint knowledge for the success of entrepreneurships along the border

In the framework of the call TÁMOP 2.2.4-11/1, the Foundation for Information Society received a 30.77 million HUF support from the European Union for the project entitled Joint knowledge for the success of entrepreneurships along the border. The support was received for the implementation.

Contact

  • Mail: 1507 Budapest, PO Box 213.
  • Phone: +36-1-279-1510
  • E-mail: info@infota.org

News

Learn about World Heritage by eLearning

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and 30 member universities of the „Culture, Tourism, Development” UNITWIN Network has reported the great success of their up-to-date, high level internationally prepared eLearning material complying with all UNESCO requirements. INFOTA has also contributed to the establishment of this excellent MOOC, Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites by a chapter Technical Systems Contributing to Cultural Heritage Monitoring  written and presented by R&D Director Dr. Ferenc Kiss  and Managing Director dr. Lia Bassa.

The launching took place in January 2018., it consists of 8 modules, or chapters, opening one of them per week, so the entire course is delivered in 8 weeks. (It can be learned by your own pace, of course, by about 3 hours work invested for each lesson), and is being restarted until the end of the year. The course can be accessed: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course-v1:Paris1+16008+session01/about

If you create an account on the site and register to the MOOC, you are ready to go! If you want to receive a certificate, the next and last certificates will be issued at the end of December.

The current version operates till December 2018. Then after a little pause, MOOC Volume 2 will appear from 1 April 2019. until the end of the next year extended by 6 new chapters: Marketing Tourism (Madrid, Barcelona), Site Management System (Leuven), Loving destinations to Death (MidSweden), Behaviour and satisfaction on World Heritage Sites (Salento), Historical Memories and Tourism on WH Sites (Externado), Tourism in WH Cities (Paris). Whereas parallelly, from June 2019, MOOC Volume 1 will also be available in a rebooted, corrected version until the end of 2019.

INFOTA participated in UNESCO UNITWIN eLearning material

Based on the initiatives of the UNESCO UNITWIN „Culture, Tourism, Development” Network, with the active contribution of its members, professors of heritage management and tourism from more than a dozen countries, under the leading coordination of Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas Paris Sorbonne 1 and Professor Lorenzo Cantoni, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), the MOOC “Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites” started officially in January and opened all its eight chapters by the middle of March.

The Foundation for Information Society has been leading  extensive researches for more than a decade regarding the enhancement of technical tools for elaborating an appropriate and up-to-date heritage management at world heritage sites. (See the starting project called ICHEPIS.)  The outcomes of our projects are delivered as our contribution to the MOOC eLearning presentation as an independent chapter. Our R&D Director, Dr. Ferenc Kiss and Managing Director, dr. Lia Bassa, both teaching at the Budapest Metropolitan University, Member of the UNITWIN Network are the authors of the teaching material.

We, the authors, are very happy and proud to have had the opportunity to create and share a constructive and dynamic learning environment: 4.044 learners from 154 countries, and 1.091 threads were registered in the forums. Moreover, 2.472 have joined the dedicated Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/119125402154753).

It is a special occasion for our Research Institute to reach such a great and extensive public through eLearning and be connected to so many interested researchers and learners. We do hope that their interest will lead us to the establishment of new connections and further cooperations, tender participations in the following period of time.

The course, with all its materials and discussion threads, will remain open and available for enrolled students until December 31, 2018. https://www.fun-mooc.fr/dashboard So, everybody will have time to complete watching the videos, reading and downloading the texts and additional materials for further in-depth learning, answering the quizzes and doing the suggested activities.

 

Students can find presentations, videos, ad-hoc written texts, quizzes, recommended activities and additional materials for in-depth learning. It was a great pleasure and honour for us that so many are interested and get involved in following us and participating in the MOOC. From all over the world (maps and accounts have been made about the location of the activities that were touching crucial topics of the subjects during these dynamic eight weeks of eLearning! It has been a very enriching experience for the teachers and we hope it has been or will be the same for the students, too.

Christmas and New Year wishes

Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards a Sustainable Approach – Conference

This was the title and aim of the 4th International Conference of the UNITWIN Network that took place at the Budapest Metropolitan University and was implemented by the INFOTA Research Institute from 12 to 16 June, 2016. From 5 continents, more than 60 presentations, posters have reported about the most recent research achievements of a highly delicate and often discussed cultural heritage, the cultural landscapes – we also have 3 of them: Tokaj, Hortobágy and Fertőtáj.

The video message from the Deputy Director General of UNESCO, Francesco Bandarin is available on the following link.

More information about the conference

Conference website

GeneZYs 2015 – Press release

On 28 January, 2016, in Budapest, a press conference was held on the outcomes of the youth sociological research in the Carpathian Basin called GeneZYs 2015. In the cooperation of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Minority Studies and the INFOTA Research Institute of the Foundation for Information Society, a representative youth sociological research of the Carpathian Basin was carried out by making questioning 2700 young people having Hungarian as their mother tongue, being 15-29 years old and living in Transylvania, Upper Hungary, Vojvodina and Subcarpathia. The first results of the research were reported by the Head of the HAS Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Minority Studies, Attila Papp Z.

More information about the research.

The video recorded on the press conference can be seen on this link.

The presentation delivered in the press conference can be found on this link.

The press release in its original language can be downloaded from here:

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