The Hungarian fusion community
About 50 professionals do fusion research in Hungary, while the number of undergraduate students is typically 10. The work is coordinated and 70 percent is performed by the Centre for Energy Research (EK). This organisation is the Hungarian member of the EUROfusion Consortium. Besides EK, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics performs fusion research and development in close collaboration with EK and supports the program with excellent education activities.
The Hungarian fusion research program also uses a large number of subcontractors, who design and manufacture special equipment needed for our work. To increase the participation of Hungarian industry, and to promote domestic innovation, the Hungarian Fusion Technology Platform was established in 2019