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HUN-REN Centre for Social Sciences

The HUN-REN Centre for Social Sciences, as part of the only publicly funded research network in Hungary, conducts basic research in political science, sociology, minority studies and legal studies. Its goal is to reach scientific achievements based on original discovery research, to collect, analyze and publish up-to-date information and data on social phenomena and changes, and thereby contribute to a better understanding of our societies while meeting the highest standards of international research. The Centre is the flagship of Hungarian social science in terms of internationally recognized research outputs and it is open to further academic collaborations both at national and international scales. The Centre hosts the European Social Survey in Hungary, the most important European research infrastructure in social sciences. The Centre provides open access research databases to the public and publishes academic journals. Its open access journal, Intersections: East European Journal of Sociology and Politics is ranked in Q2 at the Scimago.