The SZTAKI is a research institute, governed by the Eötvös Loránd Research Network. Although not directly recognizable from the acronym SZTAKI, it refers to the “Institute for Computer Science and Control”. Founded in 1964, its staff consists of more than 300 full-time employees, more than 200 with university diplomas and more than 70 with scientific degrees.
The fundamental task of the Institute is to perform basic and application-oriented research in an interdisciplinary setting in the fields of computer science, engineering, information technology, intelligent systems, process control, wide-area networking and multimedia.
Contract-based target research, development, training and expert support for domestic and foreign industrial, governmental and other partners are important activities at the Institute.
The mission of SZTAKI includes the transfer of up-to-date research results and state-of-the-art technology to university students. The Institute is very active in graduate and postgraduate education, co-operating with most technical universities in Hungary and operating common chairs, postgraduate programs with them. More than 40 members of the Institute’s researchers conduct regular lectures/classes at graduate and postgraduate levels, and senior researchers hold part-time positions as university professors. 20-30 Ph.D. students and 20-30 graduate students participate in the work of the Institute. (source: SZTAKI website)