As of 15 July, the Governing Board of the Eötvös Lóránd Research Network (ELKH) – which will be called Hungarian Research Network (HUN-REN) after 1 September – will be renewed on the joint recommendation of János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation and Tamás Freund, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, with the consent of Balázs Gulyás, President of HUN-REN. The Board, which previously consisted of 13 members, will continue to work with 9 members. The mandates of the current board members expired on 14 July, the new members will be appointed for 6 years. The main task of the renewed Governing Board is to increase the measurable effectiveness of the Hungarian scientific research network and to strengthen its position in the international scientific arena.
The Governing Board of the Hungarian Research Network is headed by its President, Balázs Gulyás, who has been holding this position since 1 May 2023. Balázs Gulyás worked and conducted research abroad for more than 41 years, including at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and later at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, so he has a remarkable track record both as a scientist and a science organiser.
The members of the new Governing Board are as follows:
Source: MTI OS, Ministry of Culture and Innovation