We are proud of our talented young researchers

On June 19, an article published in press showed five members of our research group
inaccurately and with incomplete information. The MTA TK “Lendület” Research Center for
Educational and Network Studies (RECENS) operates from external funding as part of the
Centre for Social Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It hosts a research
supported by the ERC Consolidator Grant and a tenured Lendület research project supported
by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Principal Investigator: Károly Takács). RECENS is a
young research group. We were always searched for and were proud of having top talents
with us, who could be leading scientists in their field one day.
It is part of our mission to offer them opportunities at the start of their career by involving
them in innovative and cutting edge research. Some young scholars stay with us and
strengthen our research in the long run with helping us in our various fields of research areas
with operational tasks that are fundamental to later publication activities. Some of our other
young colleagues have been able to enter the most competitive universities and research
institutes in the world (only in the last few years: Oxford University, ETH Zürich, University
of Lugano, University of Ljubljana, University College London, University of Bologna,
Columbia University, Northwestern University, OECD) to continue their career in the hope of

Do not risk of losing them by hate speech. We need top talents who remain in their homeland
or return to Hungary in the social sciences just as in every disciplinary field of science.
If you are interested in our work, please visit also other parts of our website and check out our
list of publications (PDF).

We are proud of the recent publications of our young scientists!

Please find below the list of recent publications of our young scientists (download in PDF):



Latest news

Declaration by the MTA Lendület (Momentum) Research Group Leaders

Declaration by the MTA Lendület (Momentum) Research Group Leaders

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences founded the Lendület (Momentum) Program in 2009 as an excellence program for young scientists. The primary aim of the program is to renew academic and university research programs by inviting excellent Hungarian researchers back home from abroad and keeping talented researchers in the country. To the present day, 164 Lendület (Momentum) Research Groups have been founded. The majority of them have signed the declaration below.


ALLEA Open Letter in support of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ALLEA Open Letter in support of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

In response to two proposed laws introduced for voting by the Hungarian Parliament and which threaten the scientific autonomy and financial independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno has sent an open letter to the responsible Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Mr László Palkovics.


Recent papers and publications

The paper of Szabolcs Számadó has been published by PLOS One

The paper of Szabolcs Számadó has been published by PLOS One

The paper of Szabolcs Számadó as a co-author with József Garay, Villő Csiszár, Tamás F. Móri, András Szilágyi and Zoltán Varga "Juvenile honest food soliciation and parental investment as a life history strategy" has been published by PLOS One  (Impact Factor: 2.806)