Academy supports Hungarian Academy of Sciences in plea for unbound fundamental research

20 July 2018

The Academy has expressed its concerns on the proposed amendment of the Law on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Law on the 2019 state budget of Hungary and its implications on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The amendment would transfer a large part of the budget of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

The Academy is concerned that the proposed changes will negatively affect the quality and scope of scientific output of Hungary and the independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The Academy has urged the Hungarian minister of Innovation and Technology, to reconsider the proposed amendment. The Academy is supporting: