Dr. Miklos Banhidi


Dr. Miklós Bánhidi
Szechenyi Istvan University Hungary
Apáczai Faculty Institute of Sport Science
Head Department of Recrealogy

Higher Education:   

Bachelors: Linguistic (Slawistics) and Physical Education, University of Pécs,1980
Diploma, Tennis Trainer
Masters: Physical Education, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1982
Doctoral: Univ. Dr. Sport Science, Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1990
Ph.D., Geography Sciences (Sport Geography) University of Pécs, 2000 // Habilitation (postdoctorate), University of Pécs, 2016
Languages: English, German, Russian – (fluent in all aforementioned languages)

Professional Experiences

  • Professor and Head, Department of Recrealogy and Health Promotion, Apáczai Csere János Faculty,
  • University of West-Hungary. Győr, 2009- present
  • Visiting Professor, University of Northern Iowa; School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services 2013
  • Professor, Department of Physical Education Apáczai Csere János Faculty, University of West-Hungary Győr, 2006 – 2008
  • Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education, Apáczai Csere János Faculty, University of
  • West-Hungary Győr, 2000 – 2005 (held joint appointment at University of Pécs – Institute of SportScience during this time period)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pécs – Institute of Sport Science, 1990 – 2003
  • Visiting Professor, Karl-Franz University, Graz Austria, 1992
  • Lecturer, University of Pécs – Institute of Sport Science, 1988 – 1990
  • Physical Education Teacher, Zentai Elementary School, Székesfehérvár, 1987 – 1988
  • Research Assistant, Hungarian Science Academy Project – Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1982 -1986

Related Professional Experiences

  • International coordinator – Young People Leisure Network – international youth network, 2013-
  • Board Member, World Leisure Organization Board of Directors – member of the Executive Committee 2009-2015
  • Founder, Recreation and Health Promotion program, Apáczai Csere János Faculty, Universityof West Hungary  Győr, 2009
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Rekreologia, Leisure Science Journal 2010
  • Board member, Presidency Hungarian Sport Science Association (HUN) 2004 – 2009
  • Supervisor, Doctoral Programme, Semmelweis University 2002 – present
  • Member, Professors Assembly, University of West Hungary, Győr, 2001 – present
  • President, Scientific Committee, Apáczai Csere János Faculty, University of West Hungary, Győr 2001 – 2006
  • Founding Member, Coimbra Network of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, 1998
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Coimbra Network on Exercise Sciences 2004
  • Departmental Coordinator, Erasmus Exchange Programme Apáczai Csere János Faculty, University of West-Hungary Győr, 2001 – present
  • Advisory Board Member, International Alliance of Youth Sport (USA) 2002 – 2004
  • Coordinator, Canada World Youth – Hungary Canada Youth Exchange Program 1995
  • Vice President, United Games International (UGI) head organizer of more than 50 international festivals and European Youth Exchange programs (1990-2009)

Teaching subjects:   

  • Theory and Methodology of Recreation and Health Promotion
  • Research Methodology of Sport Science and Recreology
  • Geography of Sport and Leisure
  • Sport & Health Tourism
  • Recreation Project Management

Research work and results:

  • Results of publications: 24 books or chapters, 55 printed articles, 81 oral and poster presentations at international conferences
  • Coordinator, Nationwide Research Project on Sport Tourism
  • Supervisor, Doctoral Programme at the University of Physical Education in Budapest – currently 6 doctoral student
  • Hungarian coordinator, Dual Career of Athletes – European Sport Management Program 2009
  • Hungarian coordinator, Global Forum of Physical Education and Health