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Fourteen foreign guest researchers will be involved in research in Hungary in 2024

The call for proposals received applications from each of the three major scientific fields.

This year, with the support of the academic program that strengthens the international competitiveness of Hungarian research groups, fourteen internationally renowned guest professors will be able to participate in the work of research groups operating in domestic research centers, research institutes and higher education institutions – read on the website of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). Within the framework of the program, researchers come from the United States, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Argentina, and Finland.

The call for applications received applications from each of the three major scientific fields – humanities and social sciences, life sciences, and mathematics and natural sciences.

The submitted applications were judged by a twelve-member jury made up of experts in the respective fields of science, who then made a proposal to the Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences regarding the excellence ranking of the applications. Based on the decision of the Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, from the HUF 100 million support amount, the successful applicants were awarded between HUF 4.7 million and HUF 9 million.

Among the foreign guest researchers who successfully applied, Charles Toth, research professor at Ohio State University (USA), will participate in research related to point cloud-based data acquisition and data processing technologies at the BME Department of Photogrammetry and Geospatial Informatics. Max Trecker, professor at the Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (Leipzig, Germany) will examine the active international relations of Hungarian economists with foreign countries and foreign economists with Hungarian economics during the period of state socialism at the University of Szeged.

In the program, András Kovács, professor at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), is involved in the research of modern semiconductor materials at the Energy Science Research Center. Judit Kormos, professor of linguistics at the University of Lancaster (UK) at the HUN-REN Linguistics Research Center, investigates the relationship between native language decoding skills, phonological awareness and text comprehension, as well as the reading and writing performance of English as a foreign language among Hungarian high school students. .

Valdimir B. Arion, a colleague of the Universität Wien (Austria), is involved in the development of new antitumor drugs at the University of Szeged. Christian Müller, professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), will work on the production of a new, stable, divalent carbon-containing six-membered cyclic phosphinocarbene with colleagues from the BME Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry.

Among the guest researchers coming to Hungary, Maria Elen Alvarez, professor at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), will investigate the physiological processes that take place in plants during drought and salt stress at the Biological Research Center in Szeged.

Among the successful applicants, Robert Vajtai, professor at Rice University (Houston, USA), will conduct research in Hungary, and he will deal with alternative options for energy production and storage at the University of Szeged. Mikko Petteri Laihonen, a researcher at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), will be involved in the research on Moldavian csangós at the Eötvös Loránd University.

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