Hungarian Academy of Sciences
 

TRANSDANUBIAN RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES

HAS CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL STUDIES

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ÚSZT PROJECTS

Mission, strategy, objectives


The Institute founded in 1943, the legal predecessor, of the Centre for Regional Studies, and currently operating as one of its member institutes, regards interdisciplinary basic and applied research of regional science on standard international level as its essential function. Following its founding mission, in addition to theoretical research, through its empirical analysis of local and regional planning in the economy, society,  the natural and built environment, the management and through other initiatives and scientific public role it intends to to serve for the development of the South Transdanubian region, the region which is called as the cradle of Hungarian regionalism.

The Institute's economists, geographers, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists who over the past decades have contributed to the foundation of the regulatory and institutional system of Hungarian regional policy, to the further improvement of the local government system, by keeping to be devoted to principle of regional decentralization are continue their work keeping in mind all these in the future.

The institute through its
extensive international and domestic relation system intends to  to continue to transmit the results and ideology of European cohesion policy and regional science in the future as well.

The researchers at the region's higher education institutions play an important role by their contributions to master and doctoral programmes in professional schools by bringing up and educating the future generation of regional science professionals.