About us

Welcome to American Studies and Research Institute! This Budapest-based Institute, the first and only one of its kind in Hungary, is a non-profit educational and research institute affiliated with Hungary’s National University of Public Service in the frame of Eötvös József Research Center. Complementing the rich and diverse faculties of the University, the Institute brings together scholars, practitioners and career professionals in their fields to make available an array of multidisciplinary research tools and information resources on contemporary political, economic, and national security developments in the United States.

The Institute regularly welcomes visiting scholars and professionals from the U.S. and Europe, particularly those whose expertise includes not only America-related issues but also matters directly or indirectly relevant to the interests of Hungary and its Central European neighborhood. The Institute also sponsors a host of educational and research programs and activities of interest to both students and faculties and has launched a publications program intended to address many of the top U.S. policy issues of our time, particularly those that impact the Central European region.

The National University of Public Service is a unique, world class university located in a dynamic Central European capital known around the globe for the quality of its higher education, the rich diversity of its academic culture, and the international character of its heritage and history. The American Studies and Research Institute benefits from the service-oriented, professional development focus of the University, and particularly from the close access to a broad array of academic and training resources in areas that include military sciences, law enforcement, and public governance, in addition to international and European studies. This creates a unique environment that blends theory and practice, significantly enhancing the work and product of the Institute.