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 +586th6th138th392nd1st
Arts and Humanities +409th20th126th355th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 707th5th162nd528th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 977th43rd291st687th3rd
Chemistry 1349th13th365th872nd1st
Computer Science 625th8th158th418th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +316th8th73rd187th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 685th32nd211th473rd2nd
Energy 1538th86th412th887th3rd
Engineering +863rd14th215th557th2nd
Environmental Science 932nd25th245th545th1st
Mathematics 498th10th130th313th1st
Medicine +922nd9th250th671st2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 805th19th197th557th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 666th13th165th463rd1st
Psychology 520th11th137th461st2nd
Social Sciences +490th16th133rd390th1st
Veterinary 352nd13th83rd232nd1st

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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