One of the greatest challenges in the fields of information technology today is to facilitate sufficient communication, cooperation and understanding between academic and industrial results. The Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), as the most prestigious and modern IT institute of Hungary bridges the gap between academic research and industrial expectations. The Institute is dedicated to providing guidance and organising computer research in Hungary and to strengthening international cooperation in computer science. MTA SZTAKI is committed to acting together with others to share knowledge and meet challenges of the future - such as the problem of energy- and water supplies, climate change, privacy and security of the web, and healthcare.
The Insitute’s philosophy is based on the fact that our „goodwill” comes from the high level basic research done by the departments: MTA SZTAKI offers adaptable results and problem-solving environments that ensure substantial advantage in system design and consultancy compared to companies specialized in certain products or applications. We focus on ethical, social, cultural and environmental aspects of computer and automation research in IT development. MTA SZTAKI promotes clarity in public life, guards the recognition of intellectual work and the value of science, and supports young researchers’ scientific activities as well.