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HUN-REN Research Centre for the Humanities

The HUN-REN Research Centre for the Humanities (HUN-REN BTK) conducts internationally embedded basic research that meets international standards in the following fields: archaeogenomics, philosophy, classical philology, literary studies, art history, ethnography, archaeology, history, and musicology. The nine institutes constituting HUN-REN BTK are involved in researching and interpreting the whole of the Hungarian past, in the light of the challenges of our time. The Centre’s basic task is to explore and maintain Hungarian cultural heritage and thus to strengthen Hungarian identity.

Consequently, research groups are established and maintained both at the central and the institute levels in order to research topics fundamental to the exploration of national identity. The Centre’s mission is to introduce the unique historical Hungarian experience into international discourse, to renew communications with the members of the scientific world both inside and outside Hungary, and also to make the results of research in humanities visible to the Hungarian general public.

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