Research HU



serving the future by discovering the present and the past."


The idea behind the activities related to research-development-innovation at Eötvös Loránd University can be best expressed with the words of Loránd Eötvös, eponym of the university who said, “Scholarly is the school, scholarly is the education there and only there, where scholars are teaching.” (Academic Inaugural, 1883) Thus, Eötvös Loránd University has always considered high-quality research the guarantee of quality in general.

Research activities at the eight faculties of Eötvös Loránd University are exceptionally diverse, covering nearly all scientific fields. With regard to the main branches of science, its research and unique products make Eötvös Loránd University present in the spheres of physical and life sciences, informatics, humanities, educational sciences and jurisprudence, as well as the social sciences.

In the past years it has been a central purpose of the university to maintain and promote the diversity of the research portfolio, while it has become increasingly common that our scholars focus their work on specific subjects relating to international trends and current social challenges. The quality and quantity of research is well reflected in the programs of the doctoral schools of Eötvös Loránd University, covering a broad, nearly full spectrum of the sciences. The number of highly qualified supervisors in the doctoral schools is also extraordinarily high.