Anikó Illés PhD habil.
habilitated associate professor, MA programme lead, supervisor
Design and Visual Arts Teacher MA
MA programme lead
Cultural Management
habilitated associate professor
Museum Management
habilitated associate professor
Design and Visual Arts Teacher MA
habilitated associate professor
Doctoral School

Psychologist and aestheticist, programme lead of the Design and Visual Art Teacher MA, associate professor. Between 2015 and 2020, she was the director of the Institute for Theoretical Studies. She enjoys that work that involves interplay between education, research and art.

Fields of education
Fields of research
art and its contexts
methodological issues of visual data and image analysis
issues of education and social psychology


In 2020, she received a Fulbright Research Scholarship (Montclair State University, NJ, USA). Since 2020, she has been the secretary of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. She is a member of Teacher Education Committee of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee and a member of the board at the Teacher Education Committee of the Conference of Hungarian Rectors. She was the professional lead of the EFOP 326 (Design Thinking in Education) competition and she edited the project publications. She has taken part in numerous Hungarian and international projects (including Balatórium, PARTGO and ITEMS). In 2011, she organised the Budapest event of the InSEA World Congress. She regularly leads thesis defences and acts as opponent for BA, MA and doctoral theses. As part of her doctoral training, she regularly takes part in final examinations at various universities. At MOME she mainly teaches in the areas of teacher training, theoretical studies and integrated courses.

Professional works

project partner

Awards, recognition

Pro Educatione Artium Visualium Award 2012

International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

elected secretary of the scientific association

Member of the European
Network of
Higher Education Institutions
9 Zugligeti St,
Budapest, 1121