Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) ( is a scholarly public body founded on the principle of self-government, whose main task is the study of science, the publicizing of scientific achievements, and the aid and promotion of research. Its members are the academicians. The Academy, as a public body, is composed of academicians and other representatives of the sciences with an academic degree, who work to solve the tasks of Hungarian science, express their intention to become members of the public body and accept the duties it involves. The general assembly is the supreme organ of this public body, which is composed of academicians and delegates representing the non-academician members of the public body. The general assembly frames its own bylaws, determines its order of procedure and budget, elects its officers (president, vice-presidents, secretary-general, vice-secretary-general), the committees of the general assembly, and the elected members of the presidium.