The Institute recognizes and maintains human values in performing outstanding R&D activities. We perform our social role with the same discipline, strategy and responsibility as we deal with computer and automation sciences. Building on our past and the commitment of our colleagues, and with the help of our online and off-site services we create sustainable IT solutions offering our technical and intellectual sources to industrial partners, employees and social communities.
During its 40 years of operation, MTA SZTAKI has set its corporate social responsibility principles: environment-conscious attitude, promoting best practices, setting good examples and building communities. The Institute, through its activities, contributes to reducing environmental burdens and to solving global-scale problems of medicine, environment and telecommunication. Our products, services and high-level technological solutions result in substantial cost reduction for industrial partners and for the public. It is of great importance that we save past values and create future values in an innovative way.
We are proud of our values and we urge active communication in public life. We feel that our activity has a valuable effect on people’s everyday life, concerning either the field of economics, culture, science or education. Some examples are presented here to show how Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences acts for the betterment of the world.
The Institute has been a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1995, and hosts the first W3C Office in East-Central Europe. The W3C Hungarian Office provides Hungarian universities, colleges, governmental and civil organizations with up-to-date information about W3C developments (specifications, principles, software), and on its website publishes W3C news and W3C documents in Hungarian.
SZTAKI Dictionary (SZTAKI Szótár) is the most popular free online dictionary service in Hungary. It was launched in 1995 with an English-Hungarian Dictionary service as one of the first interactive web services in our country, with 3 500 visitors per week. By 2010 the service - with 6 dictionaries and over 100 000 visitors per day – generated traffic of the size of the most popular online daily papers and thematic portals.