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):



We are strongly concerned about the plans of the Hungarian government according to which the supervision and budgetary control over the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) is going to be taken over by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology from the MTA.

See below the proclamation of Hungarian Academy of Sciences:



Latest news

Advanced RSiena Workshop

From 24th to 27th October 2017, the Advanced RSiena and Relational Event Models workshop was held as a continuation of the previous week's basic course. The leaders of the workshop were Christoph Stadtfeld, Timon Elmer and Zsófia Boda, all from ETH Zürich's researchers and James Hollway from Geneva University. The first half of the course was aimed to upgrade users of Stochastic Actor Oriented Models (SAOMs) with cutting-edge knowledge in the RSiena environment. Topics included but not exclusively focus on multilevel modeling of network dynamics using multilevel Siena, and Bayesian estimation using sienaBayes. It was expected that users bring their own dataset or alternatively, they could freely use the RECENS school network panel during the course.

The second half of the course offered an introduction to the statistical analysis of relational events. Course participants were among the first ones after the EUSN conference in Mainz to get to know the Goldfish package in R for estimating Dynamic Network Actor Models (DyNAM). The Goldfish package in R allows the study of time-stamped network data using a variety of models. In particular, it implements different types of Dynamic Network Actor Models (DyNAMs), a class of models that is tailored to the study of actor-oriented network processess through time. Goldfish also implements different versions of the tie-oriented Relational Event Model by Carter Butts.

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)

The paper of Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published by Intersections

The paper of Dorottya Kisfalusi has been published by Intersections

Bullies and Victims in Primary Schools -

The Associations between Bullying, Victimization, and Students’ Ethnicity and Academic Achievement

This study examines the associations between four types of peer-reported bullying and peer-reported victimization (mocking, physical bullying, negative gossip, cyberbullying), and students’ ethnicity and academic achievement among sixth-grade Hungarian primary school students.

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