Institute for Nuclear Research,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Short name: MTA Atomki

Street Address: H-4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 18/c, Hungary

Postal Address: H-4001 Debrecen, P.O. Box 51, Hungary

Phone (main switchboard): (+36)(52) 509 200

Fax: (+36)(52) 416 181

E-mail domain:

Videokonference: 00361002390, IP:

GPS: N47.544116,E21.624160


  Dr. Zsolt Fülöp, D.Sc.
  Phone ext.: 11362

Deputy Directors:
  Dr. Béla Sulik, D.Sc.
  Phone ext.: 11350

  Dr. József Molnár, C.Eng.
  Phone ext.: 11252

Finance Officer:
  Dr. Mária Pálinkás
  Phone ext.: 11208

How to get to ATOMKI

By train and tram

Debrecen is a large railway hub, many domestic and international services are available. You can take the tram (there is only one tramline) from the station to Atomki via the city centre. The institute is situated between "Bem tér" and "Weszprémi utca" stops, i.e. 7th or 8th stop from the station. See the map below.

You can buy tram tickets at the railway station, newsagents, supermarkets, or by the driver (with a little surcharge).

By plane

Debrecen has a small international airport, for connections see

A taxi is the easiest way to get to the city from the airport. There are also shuttle buses for charter flight, and there is free parking for cars.

By car

From Budapest or Miskolc direction, take "Debrecen Nyugat, Hortobágy" exit of M35 motorway. Then turn left into the city, and go all the way straight until you cross the tramline. At the tramline crossing take a left to "Simonyi utca", and the first left to "Poroszlay utca".

Road number 4 connects Debrecen to Szolnok and Hajdúszoboszló to the west and Nyíregyháza to the east. Unfortunately the bypass is not complete yet, so the road goes through the city. Take "Nyíl utca" at "Árpád tér", this will take you to "Bem tér", and take a right here to "Simonyi utca", then the first left to "Poroszlay utca".

From Szeged or Romania, you are coming in road no.47. Go straight until you reach the tramline, and take a right at the tramline crossing into "Péterfia utca", by "Debrecen Plaza" shopping centre. Go straight along the tramline until you reach the institute on your left, and turn left to "Poroszlay utca".

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Facts about the Institute

Institute Booklet