The group was formed in 2013. The aim of the MTA-ELTE Volcanology Research Group is to build a high-level, internationally integrated scientific workshop, building on the volcanic school of the Department of Petrology and Geology, which has been established for about 20 years and has been operating successfully since then. Contribute to a better understanding of volcanic activity from magma formation to volcanic eruption, and communicate the impact of volcanic eruptions on society. An important objective of the work of the Research Group is to elevate our region to the key areas of volcanology by publishing the results in the Carpathian-Pannonian region. The Research Group wants to give the opportunity for the talented young people in the early stages of their research career to carry out their vulcanological research at home without having to leave their home country. By reinforcing the role of volcanic research in the Hungarian science, the Research Group will establish a close relationship with the research groups and institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, partly based on previous successful cooperation in other fields.