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EU Survey: Hungarians Among the Less Knowledgeable

Oct 28, 2021

The latest Eurobarometer survey on the scientific literacy of Hungarians has some interesting lessons: according to the results reviewed by Qubit, Hungary, along with Romania and Italy, has the highest proportion of people (31%) who think that the earliest humans lived on Earth at the same time as dinosaurs. But there are other tidbits, the […]

Bust of Maximilian Hell at the Maria Enzersdorfer Friedhof in Lower Austria_

Hungarian Scientist Born 300 Years Ago

May 15, 2020

Hungarian astronomer Miksa Hell (a.k.a. Maximilian Hell) was born as Rudolf Maximilian Höll on May 15, 1720 in the northern Hungarian town of Selmecbánya (present-day Slovakia). He became an internationally known scientist. The crater Hell on the Moon is named after him. In 1770, Miksa Hell took part in the Hungarian expedition to Norway to […]

ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Wörner speaking in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry /MTI

Business incubation center opens in Budapest

Jul 2, 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) has opened a business incubation center in Budapest. It is to fund startups using space technology solutions in products and services developed for everyday life.

The President od the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian academy calls for changes in education

May 7, 2018

Education is held by the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences among the most important tasks of the Hungarian state - the Academy's decision-making body declared in its resolution with a majority of over 80%.

HunQuTech | Tamás Szigeti/MTA

Public funding for quantum technology program

Feb 15, 2018

The production and sharing of quantum bits and the creation a quantum information network will be the goal for the next four years by the HunQuTech consortium of researchers, research institutes and industrial companies.

| Dávid Harangozó

Hungarian data hunters in Chile

Dec 5, 2017

Hungarian researchers work under extreme weather conditions on Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano on Earth, in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile from next year on, the expedition will have its own research center on the spot to analyze samples.

ELI Szeged Laser Center | Károly Árvai/

EU Laser Research Center Opens in Szeged

May 26, 2017

The European Union's ELI-ALPS laser research center was inaugurated in Szeged, SE Hungary. The center's budget was HUF 70 billion (EUR 22.6 million), from which 85% was provided by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Academy of Sciences President re-elected

May 9, 2017

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, László Lovász, has been re-elected for another three-year term at the 188th assembly of the organization. The Academy expressed support for the Central European University.

Hungarian physicist Illés Farkas | source:

Hungarian researcher given Austrian science award

Mar 27, 2017

This year’s Ignaz Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been given to Hungarian physicist Illés Farkas, a researcher from the Statistical and Biological Physics Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

Hungarian physicist Zoltán Szabó | source: GE

Hungarian physicist wins GE’s global challenge

Sep 12, 2016

29 year old Hungarian physicist Zoltán Szabó has won GE’s unique global contest, “GEeks go for gold”, de-coding the conversations of some of the smartest GE machines. It took him two weeks to crack the code and win the USD 10,000 prize.

Tandetron high voltage power supply |

Unknown force discovered by Hungarian researchers

May 31, 2016

An extraordinary phenomenon has been discovered in Debrecen: the fifth fundamental force in nature. Laboratories worldwide will attempt to reproduce the results achieved in the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA Atomki).

Visualization of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Laser Research Center in szeged |

EU Commissioner visits laser center in Szeged

Apr 8, 2016

The EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, paid a visit the EU-funded super laser center in Szeged, southern Hungary, on Friday. The EU’s large-scale project will create world-class research environment in central Europe.

WSF opening in Budapest on November 4 | László Mudra / MTA Kommunikáció

World Science Forum opens in Budapest

Nov 4, 2015

People from over a hundred countries attend the four-day 7th World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest that opened this Wednesday. Topics include combatting climate change and natural disasters, recent epidemics and global health hazards they pose.


World Science Forum in Budapest again

Oct 28, 2015

The world of science focuses on the Hungarian capital in the early days of next month during the 7th World Science Forum. Throughout November, there is also a series of events celebrating Hungarian science as it has been a tradition since 1997.

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