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€111 million superlaser project approved

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€111 million investment for the construction of a superlaser center in Szeged was approved by the European Commission (EC) on Thursday. The grant is issued from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The center is the third part of the "Extreme Light Infrastructure"(ELI) pan-European Laser research hub. According to the EC, the investment is going to provide major boost to the research capacity of Europe by attracting scientists to Hungary and creating valuable networks for Hungary within business and the scientific world. The commission also expressed that Hungary’s competitiveness will experience enhancement and will greatly contribute to Europe progress in meeting research and development targets.

Hungary jointly won funding in the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project with the Czech Republic and Romania. The laser project is hosted at the University of Szeged in Hungary. 

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