The article „Honesty in signalling games is maintained by trade-offs rather than costs” by Szabolcs Számadó, István Zachar, Dániel Czégel and Dustin J. Penn has been published in BMC Biology. Science Journalist Amy McDermott recommend it online on the website of PNAS.
Momentum (Lendület) and ERC grantees protest against interference in expert decision in scientific funding
Momentum (Lendület) and Hungarian ERC grantees protest against the decision of NKFIH that altered the ranking of proposals set up by scientific expert bodies for OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) fundamental research proposals. This interference has been carried out by NKFIH officials without consulting the expert bodies. The full text of the open statement can be found on the website of Lendület grantees: https://www.lendulet2019.info/
Conference at the Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest :: 16–17 November, 2020
The principal investigators engaged in the “Lendület” program wish to contribute the observations summarized in the present report to facilitate the policy preparation process pertaining to the restructuring of both the research financing system and the innovation landscape in our country, as initiated by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM).
Material compiled by principal investigators in the “Lendület” program for the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and decision-makers
Hungary’s scientists outraged by government budget grab
Innovation ministry’s decision to issue grant call using money meant for Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ operations sparks protests.
The „Lendület” Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS) at the HAS (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) offers an internship opportunity.
Duration of the internship program: February 2019 - June 2019
Working hours 6-8 hours/week
Candidates are welcome to send their application no later than February 24th by e-mail to: email@example.com. Please mention „RECENS internship” in the subject of your email.
An open letter was written by the awardees of the Momentum (Lendület) Program to prime minister Viktor Orbán. We are hereby publishing the letter verbatim.
The Hungarian government to suppress the independence of the Academy of Sciences
This is an English summary page of the Hungarian ADF website.
The ADF (HASF in English) is a civil initiative of the researchers from the research institute network at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). The Hungarian government is introducing a new system of research financing, in a way which in itself contradicts the appropriate manners of policy making, and which, after implementation, will have disastrous effects on the autonomy of scientific research and scholarship in the entire country as well as our work and life altogether. Given that our voice has not been heard either in public or during the negotiations between the HAS and the government, this initiative is meant to express our opinions about the situation and the whole process.
Due to political reasons, the latest special issue of the conservative social science journal Századvég on rent-seeking has been removed from the internet. Our research group is shocked by and deeply condemns the re-introduction of political censorship of academic publications. This should not happen in Hungary again. We express our solidarity with the editors and authors and are willing to distribute the special issue to anyone who is interested.
Recent papers and publications
The article "The association between the interviewers’ and the respondents’ political attitudes in a telephone survey" has been published in International Journal of Research Methodology.
New article of Márta Radó, Dorottya Kisfalusi, Károly Takács and co-authors has been published in Addiction
The article „Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking and drinking in adolescence: assessment of social network dynamics” Márta Radó, Dorottya Kisfalusi, Károly Takács and co-authors has been published in Addiction.
New article of Ádám Stefkovics and co-authors has been published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
The article „Vistrust: a Multidimensional Framework and Empirical Study of Trust in Data Visualizations” by Ádám Stefkovics and co-authors has been published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
The article „Global warming vs. climate change frames: revisiting framing effects based on new experimental evidence collected in 30 European countries” by Ádám Stefkovics and Lili Zenovitz has been published in Climatic Change.
The article „Feasible Peer Effects: Experimental Evidence for Deskmate Effects on Educational Achievement and Inequality” by Tamás Keller and Felix Elwert has been published in Sociological Science.
New article of Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published in International Journal of Comparative Sociology
The article „School segregation, student achievement, and educational attainment in Hungary” by Zoltán Hermann and Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published in International Journal of Comparative Sociology.
The article „Faultlines, Familiarity, Communication: Predictors and Moderators of Team Success in Escape Rooms” by Rebeka O. Szabó, Federico Battison and Júlia Koltai has been published in Small Group Research.
The article „Energy justice intermediaries: Living Labs in the low-carbon transformation” by Stefan Bouzarovski, Dimitris Damigos, Zoltán Kmetty, Neil Simcock, Caitlin Robinson, Majd Jayyousi & Ami Crowther has been published in Local Environment .
The article „Are equally competent Roma-minority students perceived as less smart than their non-Roma classmates? Ethnic differences in teachers’ ability attributions” by Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published in Journal for Multicultural Education.
The article „Rearranging the Desk Chairs: A Large Randomized Field Experiment on the Effects of Close Contact on Interethnic Relations” by Felix Elwert, Tamás Keller and Andreas Kotsadam has been published in American Journal of Sociology.
The article „Roma Students’ Academic Self-Assessment and Educational Aspirations in Hungarian Primary Schools” by Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published in British Journal of Sociology of Education.