Scientific Sections

A scientific section is a unit of the Academy organized by one or some closely related branches of science.

A scientific section follows with attention, promotes and evaluates all scientific activities conducted within its field(s) of science; takes a stand on scientific issues as well as in matters concerning science policy and research organization; submits opinion on the activities of the Academy's research institutes, and on those of university chairs and other research units that are supported by the Academy; and participates in the procedure of awarding the title of Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Each section is headed by a president elected from among the members of that section for a term of three years.

The mailing address of all the sections is
H-1051 Budapest Nádor u. 7.

The Academy's scientific sections are as follows


I. Section of Linguistics and Literary Scholarship

Sectional President's name

András Kertész F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6312

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Classical Philology
Committee on Cultural History
Committee on Dramatic Studies and Cinematography
Committee on Ethnography
Committee on Hungarian Linguistics
Committee on Linguistics
Committee on Literary Scholarship
Committee on Musicology
Committee on Oriental Studies

II. Section of Philosophy and Historical Sciences

Sectional President's name

Hunyady György, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6219

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Archaeology
Committee on Art History
Committee on History
Committee on Pedagogy
Committee on Philosophy
Committee on Psychology
Complex Committee on the History of Science and Technology

III. Section of Mathematics

Sectional President's name

Pál Péter Pálfy, F.M.

Attila Pethő, C.M., Vice President

Phone: +36 1 411 6128

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Information Science
Committee on Mathematics
Committee on Operational Research

IV. Section of Agricultural Sciences

Sectional President's name

Tamás Németh, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6162

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology
Committee on Agricultural Economics
Committee on Agricultural Engineering
Committee on Agricultural History and Rural Sociology
Committee on Agricultural Water Management
Committee on Animal Husbandry and Foraging
Committee on Biometrics and Biomathematics
Committee on Forestry
Committee on Horticulture
Committee on Marketing
Committee on Plant Breeding
Committee on Plant Cultivation
Committee on Plant Protection
Committee on Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Committee on Veterinary Science

V. Section of Medical Sciences

Sectional President's name

György Kosztolányi, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6239

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Clinical Medicine I (Conservative)
Committee on Clinical Medicine II (Surgical)
Committee on Diagnostics
Committee on Preventive Medicine
Committee on Theoretical Medicine

VI. Section of Engineering Sciences

Sectional President's name

Gábor Stépán, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6314

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Architecture
Committee on Automation and Computer Science
Committee on Electrical Engineering
Committee on Electronic Devices and Technologies
Committee on Energetics
Committee on Fibre Technology
Committee on Hydrodynamics and Thermal Energy Engineering
Committee on Information Science
Committee on Materials Science and Technology
Committee on Mechanical Structures
Committee on Metallurgy
Committee on Telecommunication Systems
Committee on the History and Theory of Architecture
Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Committee on Town Planning
Committee on Transport Engineering
Committee on Water Management
Complex Committee on Acoustics

VII. Section of Chemical Sciences

Sectional President's name

Ferenc Joó, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6167

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Analytical Chemistry
Committee on Environmental Chemistry
Committee on Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Committee on Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
Committee on Radiochemistry
Complex Committee on Chemical and Processing Engineering
Complex Committee on Food Science
Complex Committee on Material Science and Technology

VIII. Section of Biological Sciences

Sectional President's name

László Fésüs, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6323

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Anthropology
Committee on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Committee on Biophysics
Committee on Botany
Committee on Cellular Biology and Phylogenesis
Committee on Ecology
Committee on Environment and Health
Committee on General Microbiology
Committee on Genetics
Committee on Hydrobiology
Committee on Immunology
Committee on Nature Conservation and Conservation Biology
Committee on Neurobiology
Committee on Plant Physiology
Committee on Zoology

IX. Section of Economics and Law - including sociology, demography and political sciences

Sectional President's name

Iván Bélyácz, FM.

Phone: +36 1 411 6303

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Business Administration
Committee on Demography
Committee on Economics
Committee on Finance
Committee on Future Research
Committee on Industrial Economics
Committee on Labour Research
Committee on Legal and Political Sciences
Committee on Military Science
Committee on Political Science
Committee on Public Administration
Committee on Regional Studies
Committee on Sociology
Committee on Statistics
Committee on World Economics and Development Studies

X. Section of Earth Sciences

Sectional President's name

Attila Vörös, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 338 39 05

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology
Committee on Geodesy
Committee on Geography I (Social Geography)
Committee on Geography II (Physical Geography)
Committee on Geology
Committee on Geonomy
Committee on Geophysics
Committee on Hydrology
Committee on Meteorology
Committee on Mining
Committee on Palaeontology

XI. Section of Physical Sciences

Sectional President's name

Jenő Sólyom, F.M.

Phone: +36 1 411 6313

Scientific committees of the Section

Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physics
Committee on Particle Physics
Committee on Nuclear Physics
Committee on Laser Physics and Spectroscopy
Committee on Solid-state Physics
Committee on Statistical Physics
Committee on Astronomy and Space Research
Committee on Radiation Protection, Environmental and Reactor Physics