The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has elected Széchenyi-Prize-winning neurobiology professor and academician Tamás Freund as its new president, the Academy said on Tuesday.
Freund was elected in a 24-hour ballot at the Academy’s 193rd general meeting ending on Tuesday, it said.
Freund will be replacing László Lovász who served during the past 6 years at the helm of the institution founded by István Széchenyi in 1825.
László Péter Kollár was elected as the new Secretary General while the Deputy Secretary General will be Anna Erdei for the upcoming 3 year term. The General Assembly also elected 2 out of the 3 new vice presidents.
The leaders of the Academy may be re-elected once after their term of office expires in three years.
László Péter Kollár
Deputy Secretary General