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The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)
28 April 2021
Modified: 28 April 2021
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VKIThe VKI is an international non-profit educational and scientific organization, which provides research opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace, environmental and applied fluid dynamics, and turbo engines and transmissions.

As a centre of excellence, it operates about 50 different wind tunnels, turbo engines and other advanced test facilities, including unique ones (for example: the VKI functions as a reference laboratory for ESA).

Offers postgraduate training in the field of fluid dynamics.

Cooperates extensive experimental, IT and theoretical research on gas and fluid flow, mainly financed by governmental and international agencies and industrial actors.

Short name VKI
Name The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Official website
Year of foundation 1956
Number of member countries 14
Participating countries Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Turkey
Hungary’s accession 2001
Public administration representative
Professional representative
Membership payments 2015: EUR 23,948 (≈ HUF 7.5 million)
2016: EUR 23,948 (≈ HUF 7.5 million)
2017: EUR 23,948 (≈ HUF 7.3 million)
2018: EUR 23,948 (≈ HUF 7.8 million)
2020: EUR 23,948 (≈ HUF 8.6 million)

Benefits of the membership for Hungary

Every year, several researchers win research and training grants in the fields of aeronautics, air transport, environment and applied fluid dynamics.

Updated: 28 April 2021
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