Certificate of Research Excellence

Since the Centre for Social Sciences has complied with the requirements of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences which follow international standards it has been authorised to use the label Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, according to the Certificate of Excellence awarded recently.


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Our researchers at the Annual Conference of POLTEXT in Tokyo, Japan

Institute for Political Science

The 3rd Annual Conference of the POLTEXT international text mining community was held on September 13-15 at Waseda University in Tokyo. Organized by Kohei Watanabe, Lisa Lechner and Miklós Sebők (the principal investigator of the POLTEXT project at the Centre of Social Sciences, Budapest) the event featured tutorials and presentations by three other researchers of CSS: Márton Bene, Zoltán Kacsuk and Martina Szabó. For more information see poltextconference.org and poltext.tk.mta.hu.

PhD Conference - Call For Contributions

Institute for Political Science

The study of political phenomena has attracted scholars from different disciplines (such as comparative politics, political economy, political sociology and political communication), who approach intertwined questions from distinct perspectives. The resulting discourses, however, rarely engage with each other, while a comprehensive understanding of politics requires the joint application of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as syntheses of their results. This year’s instalment of our graduate conference, organised for the fifth time, aims to promote joint discourse and reflection by providing a forum for doctoral candidates and (post)graduate students engaged in political research

The 2019 Annual Meeting of Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík

Institute for Minority Studies

Our colleague, Péter BOGDÁN will attend and present the paper entitled Ethnic support groups and the minority culture of (educational) mobility: An institutional ethnography from North Hungary,  written together with Judit DURST.

The event will take place at the University of Iceland, 15-17 August 2019. 

The conference program can be read here.

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The activities of the research group Give Kids a Chance in 2018

Give Kids a Chance

The research team provides professional-methodological support for district and settlement programs aimed at improving children's chances and preventing the reproduction of disadvantages in the framework of a European Union co-financed consortium tender (EFOP-1.4.1-15 "Professional Support for Integrated Program for Children"). The primary objective and task of the research group is to assist the planning of Hungarian social policy interventions with policy-oriented research, analysis and evaluation.