Sociologist, PhD in Sociology, Head of the Center for Sociology and the Youth Research Institute at the School of Social Sciences and History of Mathias Corvinus Collegium. He studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of ELTE and at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Previously, he worked as a researcher at the Information Society and Trends Research Institute (ITTK) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He also collaborated with renowned market research institutes, civil research organizations and other ad-hoc research groups. For more than a decade, he was the research director of Kutatópont, where he was responsible for the management of about 50 projects per year, mostly market research projects.
In 2012, he took over the professional management of large-scale youth research. He led the 2012, 2016 and 2020 surveys. The most recent one was conducted with a representative sample of 12,000 young Hungarians aged 15-29, generating significant media coverage.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications (journal articles, book chapters, reports) and has presented several conference papers, mainly in the fields of youth and information society. His most recent monograph is entitled Szürke hattyúk (Grey Swans). [Székely, L. (2020): Szürke hattyúk, Enigma2001, 200p. ISBN 978-615-81136-1-8]
Research interests: media consumption, new media, information society, youth, generations, education, cultural consumption, financial culture, NGOs.