Change is coming to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Parliament passed today a new bill that will devote significantly more funds to research and modernise what was becoming an obsolete research academy.
Two key points here: Concerning direction and priorities, if the state funds research then it gets to have a say in the priorities. Under these new rules, the government won’t tell the academy what to research or how, but the new management structure will set priorities. Secondly, there are now significantly more resources available for research.
Passed by a vote of 131 for and 53 against, the new legislation aims to modernise an increasingly obsolete, ineffective public body…