Csaba Varga, D.Sc.

Csaba Varga is the president of the Institute for Strategic Research (ISR) in Budapest, Hungary, and leader of ISR’s metatheory-metaphilosophy group. A sociologist, professor, and prominent theorist of the emerging “knowledge and information society,” he teaches at the University of Pannon, the Budapest Economic College, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, and the Századvég Political School. He is also joint president of an e-Government Research Group and leader of the Future Research and Development Center at the University of Pannonia, where he has developed six university curricula in globalization/localization, the knowledge and information society, and the theory and practice of e-administration.

Professor Varga received his D.Sc. from the Department of Sociology at Eötvös Loránd Science University and also studied full-time at the Institute for Executive Training. His research areas include village, town, and area-structure research and design; futures research and strategy; theories of conservatism, globalization, and localization; the knowledge and information society; and metatheory, metaphilosophy, and theory of the new science. He is editor-in-chief of INCO and president of the editorial board of e-Világ, both journals about the information age; and he is author, editor, and co-author of many books and articles about the knowledge and information society.