Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

We are convinced that the independence of the Academy and the integrity of its research network can only be preserved if the Presidium of the Academy refuses to participate in the so-called “program of excellence”, tender to apply for the entire budget of the research centres, under the given conditions.

For the future of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary’s oldest and most prominent scholarly and scientific institution, it is essential that it be able to continue to pursue its work as an independent body partly financed by state funds on a regular, non-partisan basis.