The 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.
|Name||The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics|
|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|
|Public administration 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.