With effect from March 1, 2021, the Governing Board of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network has elected the leaders of six research centers, one independent research institute and the Office for Supported Research Groups, which manages the administration of around 150 independent research groups based at universities and other public institutions. The call for applications for research site leaders was announced because the term of office of the previous heads of the institutes was due to expire.

In making its decisions, the Governing Board took into account the report of an ad-hoc committee set up to assess the applications, which also included a representative of the relevant research site.

In the case of six institutions, former heads of institutions with long-term research and extensive managerial experience were re-elected. At one institution, the former Director-General has retired, and the former Deputy Director General for Science, who also has long-term research and management experience, has been appointed Director-General. This continuity ensures the stability of the operation of research sites. In the case of the Office for Supported Research Groups, a specialist with significant managerial experience in public administration was selected to lead the office.

Newly appointed leaders:

  1. Research Centre for the Humanities (BTK): Balázs Balogh, Director General, formerly Deputy Director General
  2. Centre for Energy Research (EK): Ákos Horváth, Director General, formerly Director General
  3. Institute of Experimental Medicine (KOKI): Zoltán Nusser, Director, formerly Acting Director
  4. Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (KRTK): Imre Fertő, Director General, formerly Acting Director General
  5. Biological Research Centre (BRC): Ferenc Nagy, Director General, formerly Director General
  6. Research Centre for Natural Sciences (TTK): László Buday, Director General, formerly Acting Director General
  7. Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner FK): Péter Lévai, Director General, formerly Director General
  8. Office for Supported Research Groups (TKI): Attila Ács, Director