Vienna/Salzburg (MTI) – Eleven Hungarian scientists and artists have been elected members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and received their diplomas in Salzburg on Saturday.
Speaking to MTI by phone after the Academy’s annual plenary session, Zoltán Balog, the human resources minister said it was an honour to have gained membership and expressed his pleasure that the Academy is curious to hear Hungary’s voice.
Balog, who has become member of the Academy’s World Religions class, said he considered it his duty to help strengthen and raise awareness for Europe’s Christian roots. He also talked about plans to hold a conference in Hungary about the future of Europe and the challenges faced by the continent.
The European Academy of Sciences and Arts was founded in 1990 by the heart surgeon Felix Unger of Salzburg. It currently has more than 1,500 members, who are organized in seven scientific classes including Humanities, Medicine, Arts, Sciences, Law and Economics and World Religions.