most significant research centres in Hungary can be grouped as follows.
There are several national, state-financed R&D institutions or research
institutes set up by the Ministry of Education and by the Ministry of Employment
and Labour in order to assist their coordinating, researching and development
work in the fields of VET (NSZI) and in adult training (NFI), respectively,
or conduct research or carry out development and measurement activities
primarily in the fields of public and/or higher education (OKI, FKI, suliNova).
The research profile of these institutions is varied, and in general their
projects cover themes describable by any of the ERO descriptors. These
institutes organize prestigious annual and occasional professional events
and publish some of the most influential professional journals and periodicals
in the field.
various institutes and research groups of the Magyar Tudományos
Akadémia (MTA, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, http:\\ww.mta.hu),
e.g. the MTA Közgazdaságtudományi Intézet (Institute
of Economics, http://www.econ.core.hu/english)
and the MTA Szociológiai Kutatóintézet (Institute
of Sociology, http://www.socio.mta.hu/00.htm)
also conduct important researches exploring themes related to VET/HRD.
(Currently, however, there is no research centre within the MTA dedicated
specifically to education research, the MTA Pedagógiai Kutatócsoport,
Research Group of Education Research, was dissolved in 1981).
Szakképzési Intézet (NSZI, National Institute of Vocational
Education, Budapest, https://www.nive.hu/start_en.php)
(publisher of Szakoktatás, Vocational Education; Szakképzési
Szemle, Vocational Training Review)
Felnöttképzési Intézet (NFI, National Institute
for Adult Education, Budapest, http://www.nfi.hu/)
(publisher of Felnöttképzési Szemle, Adult Training
Közoktatási Intézet (OKI, National Institute for Public
Education, Budapest, http://www.oki.hu/oldal.php?tipus=index&kod=english)
(co-publisher of Új Pedagógiai Szemle, New Education Review)
Kutatóintézet (FKI, Hungarian Institute for Education Research
- The Professor's House, Budapest, http://www.hier.iif.hu)
(publisher of Educatio)
Kht. - Agency for Educational Development and In-service Teacher Training
(separated from OKI in 2004)
Almost every higher education institution (universities/colleges) has faculties/departments/institutions
of education science, teacher training, or adult training, etc. whose staff
conduct scientific research work either individually or in research groups.
Their R&D activities focus primarily on development (developing training
programmes, curricula, methodology, training materials, etc.) in the fields
of VET, HRD and the training of trainers. Some examples:
research institutions also periodically implement research in VET or HRD
commissioned by ministries, public authorities, etc. (e.g. TÁRKI
Expanzió Humán Expanzió Kft., http://www.expanzio.hu/eng/index.html,
both located in Budapest)