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Encyclopedia > Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in short: HAS, in Hungarian: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia) was founded in 1825, when Count István Széchenyi offered one year's income of his estate for the purposes of a Learned Society at a district session of the Diet in Bratislava (seat of the Hungarian Parliament at the time), and his example was followed by other delegates. Its task was specified as the development of the Hungarian language and the study and propagation of the sciences and the arts in Hungarian. It received its current name in 1845. Its central building was inaugurated in 1865, in neo-Renaissance style.

Today it has eleven main sections:

  • I. Linguistics and Literary Studies Section
    • (a part of it is the Research Institute for Linguistics),
  • II. Philosophy and Historical Studies Section,
  • III. Mathematical Sciences Section,
  • IV. Agricultural Sciences Section,
  • V. Medical Sciences Section,
  • VI. Technical Sciences Section,
  • VII. Chemical Sciences Section,
  • VIII. Biological Sciences Section,
  • IX. Economics and Law Section,
  • X. Earth Sciences Section,
  • XI. Physical Sciences Section.

See also

  • Brief history of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in English) (http://www2.mta.hu/english/mta/tortenet/main.html)
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in Hungarian and in English) (http://www.mta.hu/)
  • Picture of its central building (http://www.sk-szeged.hu/kiallitas/tudomany/akadem1.jpg)

  Results from FactBites:
HAS: A Brief History (4254 words)
The Academy always holds joint meetings; and, generally, true to the aim formulated in the bylaws, namely, 'the study and propagation of the sciences in Hungarian', it tends to regard itself a 'language cultivating' association in accord with the old wish of the patriots, rather than a scholarly society working according to fields of study.
According to the bylaws, the Academy's aim was the study of science and - adhering to the traditions of the reform period - the study and propagation of literature in Hungarian.
The Academy, as a public body, is composed of academicians and other representatives of the sciences with an academic degree, who work to solve the tasks of Hungarian science, express their intention to become members of the public body and accept the duties it involves.
LÁSZLÓ CSABA (562 words)
In 1976-87 he was associated with the Institute for World Economy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, finally as senior fellow.
Since its inception/2oo2/ member and co-chair of the Doctoral Committee of the Section of Law and Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where he was twice elected to be a consulting member in 2oo2 and 2oo6.
The General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences elected him, in May 2oo7, to be Member/Corr/ of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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