Tour of Europe: Hungary

CC BY-SA 2.0 Dennis Jarvis

Hungary is an OECD high-income mixed economy with very high human development index and skilled labour force with the 16th lowest income inequality in the world.

Budapest is the financial and business capital of Hungary. Hungary's achievements in science and technology have been significant, and research and development efforts form an integral part of the country's economy.

In the knowledge-based market economy, growth in prosperity, performance and employment is determined by the knowledge intensity and the dynamic development of high technology. Hungary considers R & D and innovation as a driving force and accelerating resource of its economy.

Find out more about the Hungarian R&D system and Hungarian research and innovation institution in our article in the 4thissue of EURAXESS China Newsletter 2017.

Sino-Hungarian Bilateral Agreement on ST&I Cooperation中匈双边科研合作协议

  • Between the Government of Hungary and the Government of People’s Republic of China there is an Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation from 2002. For the purpose of implementation of the Agreement, Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation was established, which consist of government representatives and experts designated by each party.
  • The Joint Committee has a meeting in every two years last one was held in Beijing in 2013, next session planned to be held in Hungary, in 2015.
  • Between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences there is an Agreement on Scientific Cooperation from 1984. In 2014 they signed an agreement for developing a “Modern China and Hungary” researchers’ cooperation with the aim of integrating researchers involved in Chinese/Hungarian studies and researchers with Chinese/Hungarian research interests.
  • The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences signed agreement on establishment of joint laboratories in 2014, which is based on the existing exchange of relevant institutions and a strong need to collaborate in designated fields of common interest.

Priority Fields of Sino-Hungarian Cooperation 中匈科研合作的重点领域

Information and communication Technologies (ICT), life sciences, including healthcare and medical technologies; bio- and nanotechnology, including the development and application of new materials; energy utilization, including new and renewable energies, as well as development of green technologies; environmental protection, as well as waste and water management; agriculture, including food processing, food safety and security, animal husbandry, fish breeding and farming technologies.

Joint Sino-Hungarian Institutes or Laboratories中匈联合研究所或实验室

  • Sino-Hungarian Joint Laboratory of Environmental Science, in which the partners are: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan – Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
  • Ongoing discussion on Wigner Physics Institute of HAS – CAS Lanzhou Modern Physics Hungarian Joint Laboratory
  • Modern Applied Physics laboratories with various Chinese partners (Wigner Institute HAS)

Funding opportunities 科研资助

  • National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) – basic research
  • Hungarian-Chinese S&T Cooperation Projects – hard sciences
  • Hungarian Scholarship Board - full and partial PhD Programme, postgraduate studies, post-doc studies and research scholarships, research stays for high-ranking academics
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Visiting Scientist Programme, “Momentum” Research Programme, Postdoctoral Research Programme, Domus Hungary Scholarship
  • Stipendium Hungaricum


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In our information database click the tab that says EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN CHINA


Find the selection field named CHOOSE COUNTRY and choose Hungary



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