Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in short: HAS, in Hungarian: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, MTA) is Hungary’s most important (and prestigious) learned society. Its mission is distribution of the results of science, supporting research and representing the Hungarian scientific community.
It has 11 research units (8 of them are focused for life sciences and 3 for social sciences) and runs 15 research institutes. At this moment it has 297 Full Members, 61 Corresponding Members, 192 External Members and 226 Honorary Members.
More information: http://mta.hu/english/
National Innovation Office
National Innovation Office (NIH) is a governmental body responsible for research, development and technological innovation. NIH is involved in all public administrative activities focusing on research, development and innovation, such as policy development, validation and implementation. According to the Government Decree, NIH has to take part in all administrative proceedings that defines the strategic position of R & D and innovation or-, strengthens the possibility and efficiency of operations. Deriving from its functions, NIH accomplishes the role of a bridge between the actors of research, development and innovation.
More information: http://www.nih.gov.hu/english
Hungarian Scientific Research Fund
The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (HSRF) has been the major funding agency of basic science and scholarship since 1986. Its "founding fathers" modelled the principles of operation on the practice of German (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and American research funds (National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health). Upon a government decree, HSRF has been operating as an independent non-profit organisation since 1991. Its mission is to provide independent support to scientific research activities and infrastructure, to promote scientific achievements of international standards, and to provide assistance to young researchers. The administrative and financial tasks related to its operation are performed by the HSRF (in Hungarian OTKA) Office in Budapest.
More information: http://otka.hu/en
Hungarian Rectors' Conference (HRC)
The Hungarian Rectors' Conference is a body entitled to represent higher education institutions and to protect their interests. HRC is representing Hungarian higher education institutions also on international level, so it may delegate representatives with voting right to the sessions of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the European University Association (EUA) maintained by UNESCO as it is the member of such organizations with full powers.
Further information: http://www.mrk.hu/eng/
Researchers' night, launched in 2005 under the "Researchers in Europe" initiative, offers the large public a unique opportunity to discover the researchers and their magic world: dozens of labs, universities, enterprises, foundations...open their doors and unveil their secrets Europe wide, allowing each of you, "hand in hand" with researchers, to be scientist for a night, take part in mysterious and fascinating experiments, use sophisticated instruments, understand the magic of science and its beauty and ask any question you always wanted to ask without daring before...
The Hungarian event fits well in the Europe-wide festival series with the entertaining and serious, but “audience-friendly” scientific programmes focusing on science, researchers and society. The messages we wish to put across are the importance of science; the fully human yet important figure of the researcher carrying out his work to the benefit of the society.
More information can be found at the following Hungarian link: