OUR VALUES

The Centre for Ecological Research is committed to the values of excellence, inclusion and respect. We are a diverse community of research staff, fellows, postdoctoral researchers, students, administrative staff and visitors, who strive toward an environment for our research, teaching and learning that is professional, inclusive and collaborative, and in which everyone is treated with equity and dignity.

Excellence in Research & Learning
We commit to providing a world-class research environment, by bringing together leading researchers, educators and field experts, and by giving them access to the best facilities and ideas.

    This includes:
  • Conducting rigorous scholarship and influential research.
  • Providing excellent learning experiences.
  • Develop cooperation with local and international centers of research
  • Supporting and encouraging scientific freedom, according to the Constitution of Hungary.


Integrity, Professionalism & Collaboration
We commit to acting in a professional manner as individuals, in teams, and across the community of
ecology and botany, regardless of rank and role.

    This includes:
  • Behaving responsibly, professionally and ethically in all our work and working relationships.
  • Clearly defining and communicating our expectations and standards of excellence.
  • Striving to keep our commitments to each other.
  • Helping community members maximize their potential, and ensuring that their contributions are recognized.
  • Maintaining the norms of behavior defined by the Science Ethics Code of the Academy.


Diverse & Inclusive Academic Community
We commit to fostering and defending an equitable and inclusive environment.

    This includes:
  • Treating all scientists, students, staff and visitors equitably, regardless of age, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any of the other prohibited grounds as set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
  • Welcoming and valuing the diverse backgrounds, identities and expectations of our community.
  • Recognizing that a diverse community strengthens our research and teaching by broadening our perspectives and approaches.
  • Working to identify and correct biases in all our recruitment, promotion, and evaluation processes.
  • We are team-oriented. We come together as one to solve complex issues. Innovation is a staple, teamwork is a must and everyone’s opinion counts.


Respect Courtesy & Social Responsibility
We commit to maintaining a collegial work environment in which we all treat each other with dignity, courtesy and respect, regardless of position or status in the research centre, and for all our activities both on and off research centre grounds.

    This includes:
  • Establishing a safe and supportive workplace and learning environment, free from harassment, discrimination, bulylying, physical or mental abuse.
  • Being respectful of others’ right to express their own points of view.
  • Acknowledging the work of administrative, technical, janitorial and other support staff who play a vital role in the successful functioning of our organisation.
  • Being constructive and professional in interacting with others and in providing feedback on their work.
  • We take responsibility to respect and support each other, our environment and our world. Sustainable development is important for us.