Three distinguished CEU community members have been appointed members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. CEU Trustee Attila Chikan, professor emeritus at Corvinus University, was appointed full member of the Academy, Section of Economics and Law. Professor Chikan served as Hungary’s Minister of Economy from 1998 to 99. He was rector of Corvinus University of Budapest from 2000 to 2003.
Gabor Gyani, visiting professor in the Department of History at CEU, was appointed full member of the Academy, Section of Philosophy and Historical Sciences. He had been corresponding member and team-leader researcher in the same section since 2010.
Andras Stipsicz, professor in the Department of Mathematics and its Applications, was appointed corresponding member of the Academy, Section of Mathematics. In 2014, Stipsicz was awarded the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Academy Prize for outstanding scientific achievements for his work on low dimensional topology and symplectic geometry.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences 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. The membership of the Academy is comprised of full, corresponding, external, and honorary members. The new members are elected tri-annually. Only citizens of the Hungarian Republic can be elected to become corresponding and full members of the Academy. The new appointments, made by the General Assembly of the Academy, were announced on May 2, 2016.