Hungary belongs to the European Union, but not to the "Euro zone". The local currency is the Hungarian forint (HUF): currently 1 euro is around 290 HUF, but fluctuating.

Please check if you need a visa for visiting Hungary. If for visa (or for any reason) you need an official letter of invitation, please let us know a.s.a.p.

Budapest is a magnificent city of approximately two million inhabitants. It lies on the banks of the Danube River and have considerable historical heritage and cultural life.

The Renyi Institute is Hungary's no. 1 mathematical centre with about 1/3 of the total publications by Hungarian mathematicians coming from the staff here. It is located in central downtown Budapest, on the Pest side of the Danube, close to public transportation (e.g. metro lines) and points of interest.


In principle, the organizers do not organize meals. Nevertheless, during lunch break we plan to visit nearby restaurants together with those, who wish to join us. There are plenty of restaurants around, e.g. pizzeria, McDonald's, Burger King, Chinese food, Döner kebab, traditional Hungarian and international style restaurants, self-service restaurants, Hotel Astoria etc., the prices ranging from 600 HUF (2.10 EUR) to 6000 HUF (21 EUR), say, depending on meals and category of restaurants. Also, coffee shops (non-Amsterdam type), bars, food stores are abundant in the area. Let us know if you are on some special diet or have any particular requirements regarding meals: we try our best to assist you in finding what you would like to.

Registration includes refreshments in coffee-breaks. As of now, we are not sure if we can offer together with the registration the full access to the social programs including meals. When our application for support will be answered, we inform you on these details.