Hungarian Academy of Sciences *Government


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Foundation: 1825

Mission: True to the intention of its founder, István Széchenyi, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has been at the service of knowledge, the Hungarian nation and universal science for nearly two centuries, continuously refining its mission. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences works for the advancement of Hungary; it aims to strengthen its security and improve the living standards, competencies and the access to knowledge for all Hungarians. The mission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is rooted in its centuries-old traditions, the achievements of Hungarian science, the Academy’s authority established by the Academy Law and its responsibility to fulfil its duties. All activities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are based on the greatest appreciation for scientific facts, the principles and methods of science and a dedication to serve the Hungarian nation. The Academy is a public association which includes and represents the Hungarian scientific community. The Academy is the guardian of the Hungarian language and the custodian of the nation’s scientific and cultural heritage. The Academy supports the advancement of scientific research in Hungary and represents the interests of Hungarian science. The Academy is the custodian of scientific excellence and the ethical conduct of science. The Academy is committed to expanding the international relations of Hungarian science, to improving the visibility of its achievements and to representing its interests on the international scene. The Academy is the nation’s chief advisor. The Academy communicates science to the public.

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Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27OECDHungary
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +861st10th270th604th1st
Arts and Humanities +504th29th164th434th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 739th5th177th554th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 1126th60th340th756th3rd
Chemistry 1239th10th342nd852nd1st
Computer Science 792nd10th194th539th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +551st16th137th335th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 835th44th253rd548th2nd
Energy 1630th71st421st943rd3rd
Engineering +1032nd17th241st675th2nd
Environmental Science 1181st30th284th683rd1st
Mathematics 564th16th132nd354th2nd
Medicine +886th11th247th657th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 659th11th164th455th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 889th12th231st611th1st
Psychology 449th9th113th400th2nd
Social Sciences +580th19th155th447th1st
Veterinary 390th16th96th253rd1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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