Budapest Research Reactor is located in the KFKI Campus at ~10 km from Budapest city centre

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Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs,  the world's largest thermal water cave system,  second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world (and the 6th in Europe) according to Euromonitor.

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Just about 10 kilometers from busy and noisy downtown Budapest, amidst the gentle hills and woodlands of Buda, the KFKI campus is located (see the map, marked with A). The first research institute on this site, the Central Research Institute for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1950. From the abbreviation of its Hungarian name (Központi Fizikai Kutató Intézet) the centre was better known as KFKI. During about four decades it grew from a modest laboratory into a large research establishment covering the most diverse fields of physics and related technologies. Recently it has become an agglomerate of independent research institutes and centralized research support services surrounded by an industrial park of private enterprises utilizing mostly spin-off technologies.

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BNC/BRR is situated on the KFKI campus.

KFKI Campus

KFKI map