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This section provides short information on the main relevant Organisations within the national R&I system.
Bay Zoltán Alkalmazott Kutatási Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft(BZAK)

BZAK performs contract research, promotes the training of researchers, and also supports PhD education.


"The aim of Hungary's largest and most successful state-owned institution of applied research, Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd., which is named after the famous physicist, is to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of enterprises in Hungary through successful innovation and technology transfer, in close cooperation with domestic and leading foreign partner institutions." (

Collegium Budapest(CB)

The main activities of the Collegium are to generate a pool of internationally recognised researchers in Budapest, provide them with appropriate research facilities, including the research infrastructure, facilitate networking, and to organise seminars and cultural events in order to promote science and culture. The major fields of research at the institute are determined by the permanent fellows, including economics, humanities, social sciences, theoretical biology, theoretical physics and transition studies.

Felsooktatási és Tudományos Tanács(FTT)

The basic tasks of the Committee include: preparation of plans regarding the development and modernisation of the education systems, rulings on the principles of the state support system, presenting its opinion on the indicators of academic accomplishment, identification of preferred professions, medium-term development of available university places and evaluation of the priorities of academic research supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and co-ordination of these wi

Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (MTA)

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) is committed to the advancement of science. Keeping the criteria of excellence in the forefront, the main responsibilities of the Academy, as the prime representative of Hungarian science, are to support and represent various scientific fields, and to distribute scientific results. MTA contributes not only to the organisation of scientific research in Hungary, but also to the cooperation with the international scientifc community.

Magyar Gazdaságfejlesztési Központ(MAG)

The most important task of MAG is to act as an intermediary organisation in implementing the New Hungary Development Plan (the programming document allocating the resources of the EU Structural Funds). Several of these schemes are available under the label of New Szechenyi Plan since 2011.

MAG also manages nationally funded technology and innovation policy support measures.

The network of MAG Zrt. also serves as the regional representative of the Hungarian Development Bank.

Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (NGM)

The goal of the Ministry for National Economy is to promote – through the efficient use of available economic policy measures and European Union funds – the development of an innovative, knowledge-based economy, which is competitive both within the single European market and the globalising world economy.

Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma

The Ministry of Human Resources is the regulator and supervisor of the education system and a key public body in the formation and implementation of the government's science policy. The Ministry supervises the entire state education system from elementary schools to universities, except the defence and police education organisations, thus it has full responsibility in providing human resources for the economy. The Ministry prepares and issues legislation governing the education system, creates development plans, and ensures their adherence to quality standards.

Nemzeti Fejleszési Minisztérium

Among its more general developmental policy responsibilities, the Ministry of National Development is a key player in STI policy-making. The minister of national development is involved in taking major STI policy decisions. Further, he can influence the use and operation of the major financial sources for STI policy support measures.

Nemzeti Fejlesztési Ügynökség (NFÜ)(NFÜ)

The NFU assumes the following responsibilities:

Nemzeti Fejlesztési Kormánybitottság(NFK)

NFK has major responsibilities. It


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