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Institute for Musicology

Maintains and enriches the primary collections hosted by the institute: the Hungarian Folk Music and Folk Dance Archives, the Bartók Archives, the Ernő Dohnányi Archives, and the Museum of Music History, all of which are unique to Hungary, and internationally also of outstanding importance in their field. Conducts comprehensive research into the music history of Hungary, and in various fields of general music history, carries out research in the domains of ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology, especially in Hungarian and European folk music and folk dance, participates in graduate and postgraduate education in musicology in cooperation with the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.

Centre for Regional Studies

As the central institution of four research institutes, the Centre for Regional Studies (CRS) is responsible for complex social science researches with regional relevance, specifically, research on long-term Hungarian and international processes of regional and urban development, the globalising (European, Euro-regional, East-Central-European, Hungarian) spatial structures, their division of labour, their system of institution and tools; decisions concerning regional development in Hungary and the country's accession to the European Union.

Institute of Ethnology

Scope of activity: Research into the popular culture (folklore, cultural and social systems) of European (especially Hungarian) societies. Non-European ethnological researches. Contemporary problems of the rural population, religious and national minorities. Coordination of ethnographical synopses (ethnological atlas, encyclopaedia, handbook). Participation in international projects. Contribution to university, graduate and postgraduate education.

Institute for Psychology

Scope of activity: Basic research in psychology that contributes to scientific progress and may be applied directly or indirectly. Complex, interdisciplinary psychological studies. Applying and developing research methods. Contribution to institutional – gradual and postgradual forms - of professional and scientific training. Scientific cooperation with Hungarian and international research sites. Promotion of psychological research; Comprehensive participation in scientific public life and in the activities of the psychological community.

Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities

The Institute offers a framework for two autonomous research groups: Centre of Jewish Studies and Migration Research Centre. The Institute focuses its interdisciplinary research activities on four areas: the minorities living in Hungary, the Hungarian minorities living in countries neighbouring with Hungary and the Hungarian diaspora in Europe and overseas, the Roma population in the region, the immigrant and migrant population in the region. The Library of the Humanities Research Centre provides a framework for our institute besides other research institutes.

Research Institute for Art History

The Institute is a national research centre, its principal task being research into the history, monuments and documents of Hungarian art and art in Hungary from the earliest times to the present day, and also the publication of research materials in this field. In time and space the range of the Institute's activities partly overlap the scope of the collections of Hungarian museums and the objects under the protection of Hungarian building conservation, partly exceed it by focusing on the whole of historical Hungary and the activities of Hungarian artists.

Institute for Literary Studies

Scope of activities: Research on the history of Hungarian Literature from its beginnings to the present, literary theory, the history of literary criticism, Central and East European literature. Critical editions and source studies in Hungarian and Neo-Latin literature. Editing of reference books and bibliographies. Publishing of the reviews: Irodalomtörténeti Közlemények, Helikon, Literatura, Magyar Könyvszemle, Neohelicon, Camoenae Hungaricae.

Demographic Research Institute

The Institute is the national centre of basic and applied demographic research and puts a great emphasis on social context of demographic processes. The Institute collects data and analyses population development, fertility, nuptiality, mortality and migration in co-operation with the relevant departments of the Central Statistical Office; analyse poverty trends, age stratification, the related changes in demographic behaviour; regularly carries out long term population model calculations and projections; is involved in analysing opinion polls on values and perceptions with regard to population and family issues; analyses the interrelationship between social end demographic processes with a special focus on labour market, families, households; analyses population, family and migration policy and supports its reformulation by carrying out background research; analyses migration flows in social, cultural and economic context and interaction between migrant and non-migrant population.

TÁRKI Social Research Institute

TÁRKI Social Research Institute is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

Hungarian Institute of Graphology

The Institute of Graphology was founded in 1991. It set as an aim the education, research of graphology and sales of graphological activity, creation and development of continuous service with the help of Hungarian graphologists. The Institute of Graphology offers a professional human service, which reckoning upon the research of handwriting promotes successful life-running of persons and harmonious function and development of collectives for a long time. It developes the graphology as science and as profession, educates and researches.

György C. Kálmán - Literary Theory

Papers in literary theory, Hungarian literature etc, - a personal homepage of G. C. Kálmán.