Greetings from the General Director,
Welcome to the homepage of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The basic activity of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, consisting of the Institute of Economics, the Regional Research Institute and the Institute of World Economics, is the scientific analysis of the Hungarian economy, the international economic and political environment, and of economics in general. The Centre undertakes theoretical and empirical studies in the fields of national and world economics, in regional processes and in other interdisciplinary areas of the Social Sciences. The Centre publishes and promotes new research results, develops the scientific tools needed for research and also the databases appropriate and necessary for economic and regional research projects. It formulates conclusions and recommendations for policy matters, develops and participates in Master and PhD university training programmes and in the development of the curricula relevant to the areas of science in which the Centre operates.
By unifying excellence in research, authenticity in science, and a commitment to society, the institute network of the Academy is set to produce values for both national and international success in Hungarian and universal science. Building on our national research traditions, being part of the only full-time research institute network in Hungary, our primary aim is to play a fundamental role in promoting the common weal and in building the foundation for our future through valuable scientific achievements based on highly promising discovery research.
The Centre was established on January 1st 2012 with the merger of three academic institutes. The Institute of Economics, the Institute for World Economy and the Institute of Regional Studies remain independent in their scientific activities. They continue to fulfil their public tasks as defined in the Deed of Foundation at the highest scientific level.
The Deed of Foundation of Centre for Economic and Regional Studies can be read here (in Hungarian and English).
We, undersigned members of the Center for Economic and Regional Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERS HAS), express our solidarity with Central European University (CEU) in the wake of a proposed amendment to Hungary’s higher education law, which threatens the future existence of CEU in Budapest.
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