ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences is participating in the EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 project, titled “From Talent to Young Researcher.” The Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources has granted an aid of HUF 1.8 billion to the joint application submitted by the Corvinus University of Budapest; the University of Debrecen; the University of Pécs; and ELTE. In the project, the participating two ELTE faculties (Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Law) were awarded HUF 280 million to further develop bachelor’s, master’s degree, and doctoral training programs. The professional manager of the project is Veronika Szabari.
The 4+5-year-long program’s objective is to increase the R&D and innovation potentials, as well as the efficiency of the social science-related training programs of the participating universities. The program also aims at reinforcing the activities of the partaking institutions’ doctoral schools, and at supplying—and later deploying—a productive researcher talent pool. In order to do so, the project is targeting to reach the following three strategic goals:
1) Improving scientific research performance, facilitating the completion of PhD programs for doctoral students, as well as training a pool of young researchers;
2) Supplying—and later deploying—a researcher talent pool, accelerating the professional activities of doctoral students;
3) Reinforcing research environment, in order to boost R&D and innovation activities.