Budapest, Hungary


T-TUDOK Inc., Centre for Knowledge Management and Educational Research, began operating at the end of 2007 as an educational research and knowledge management centre. The aim of the Centre is to help decision makers, experts and people interested in education to understand better the developments and tendencies going on in the field of education. In order to reach this goal the Centre strives for giving wide publicity for results produced by home and foreign research groups. The Centre would like to help educational practice by finding and distributing good practices in order to enhance effectiveness of teaching and learning. That is why the Centre’s activity involves evaluation of development programmes and impact analysis of policy interventions.

The main activity of the Centre is educational research and knowledge management. Main areas of research are: educational policy, progress of pupils in the system, school effectiveness, equity issues, transition from school to work, school financing and management. Great emphasize is put on the use of appropriate scientific methods, the balanced use of qualitative and quantitative tools.

T-Tudok is the programme owner and promoter of the Creative Partnerships Hungary programme. This programme trains artists to work with teachers in their classrooms and with their pupils to bring about sustainable changes in the way teachers teach. Since 2015 the Hungarian Educational Authority admitted the Creative Partnerships programme to feature among the so-called regional educational art model programmes. Based on this experience, T-Tudok Inc got an invitation to an international project, run by OECD CERI called "Assessing and promoting creativity and critical thinking skills in public education." Within this project artist are brought to schools to support learning of children with a special methodology of the Creative Partnerships programme. Creative Partnerships was supported by Ludwig Museum of Budapest, too, by involving it into its international project on Collaborative art projects. Since 2015 T-Tudok is a member of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education linked to UNESCO (ENO). Its aim is to enhance and advance arts and cultural education in Europe through international collaboration in research and joint development of concepts and strategies for innovative practices.