RECENS is for the integrity of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and condemns political interventions

RECENS is a research group that operates solely on funding that is acquired in highly competitive calls. Our funding has been awarded based on quality and innovativeness of the proposals and scientific excellence of the researchers involved. Scientific excellence of our researchers has been judged by our previous research output, mainly by our international scientific publications. We do not receive any part of the head quota that is distributed to the host Research Institute. As such, we are an independent research unit that pursues fundamental research. We carry out our work without any political aim, not driven by any political interest. In this position, we can clearly express that we do not tolerate and we condemn any political attempt that tries to intervene in research activities or tries to determine research directions and results.

Call for Interns, 2018 Fall

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: October 2018 - December 2018

Working hours 6-8 hours/week

Candidates are welcome to send their application no later than September 21th by e-mail to: Please mention „RECENS internship” in the subject of your email.


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Declaration by the MTA Lendület (Momentum) Research Group Leaders

Declaration by the MTA Lendület (Momentum) Research Group Leaders

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences founded the Lendület (Momentum) Program in 2009 as an excellence program for young scientists. The primary aim of the program is to renew academic and university research programs by inviting excellent Hungarian researchers back home from abroad and keeping talented researchers in the country. To the present day, 164 Lendület (Momentum) Research Groups have been founded. The majority of them have signed the declaration below.

ALLEA Open Letter in support of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ALLEA Open Letter in support of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In response to two proposed laws introduced for voting by the Hungarian Parliament and which threaten the scientific autonomy and financial independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno has sent an open letter to the responsible Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Mr László Palkovics.