The Institute of Hungarian Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies comprises three departments: the Department of Early and Classical Hungarian Literature, the Department of Modern Hungarian Literature, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and the Department of Hungarian Linguistics.
The fields of research in the Institute include early and classical Hungarian literature, history and theory of poetics, modern Hungarian literature, fairy tale studies, Hungarian literature abroad, genres of popular literature, theories of mediality, media studies of literature and Protestantism in view of literary and media theories. Linguistic studies within the Institute include mainly descriptive studies, applied linguistics — native language education, Hungarian as a foreign language, Hungarology (Hungarian studies), lexicography, terminology—, studies in pragmatics, and onomastics. The Institute hosts seven research groups: Research Group on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Contemporary Central European Novel Research Group, Stoicism and the Traditions of Modernism in Hungarian Literature, Research Group in Hungarology (Hungarian Studies), Research Group in Pragmatics, Research Group in Translanguaging. The Institute also hosts one of Hungary’s leading groups of Terminology Research (TERMIK).
The Institute takes part in several national and international partnerships, and members of the Institute regularly publish worldwide in literary forums at home and abroad. The success of the strategies of the Institute is well reflected in some flourishing student workshops as a means of effective support in education. More than a ten years old now, Context Workshop and New Nautilus, for example, have become well-known and highly esteemed throughout Hungary. Members of the Scientific Students’ Associations in the fields of the History of Hungarian Literature, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature as well as in Hungarian Linguistics have won several first, second and third prize awards at National Students’ Association Conferences since 2001.