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OFI's activities are undertaken in five centres. The work in the centres is assisted by the Secretariat of the Director General, the Administrative Management Unit and the Financial Management Unit.
1.) CENTRE FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND METHODOLOGY
The Centre is responsible for the modernisation of the curricula in school education, the development of content regulations and school subject requirements, the development of the examinations system and for research and development related to textbooks and other educational materials.Furthermore, the centre supports pedagogical processes at institutional level, it develops and implements pilot programmes for the new educational elements determined in the Act on Public Education and it contributes to teachers' continuous prefessional development.
2.) CENTRE FOR RESEARCH
The Centre is responsible for regular research, empirical studies, thematic data collection, completion of analyses, evaluation and prognosis for decision and policy makers. The Centre formulates recommendations and proposals and carries out research, development, analysis and evaluation related to teacher education and training programmes. It provides the impact analysis of the implementation of the national qualifications framework. The unit has an important role in the international activities of the Institute and in broadening international contacts. It supervises the Hungarian Eurydice Unit.
3.) CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLISHING
The Centre coordinates the publication of the outcomes of research and development. It publishes the following regular series and periodicals: Új Pedagógiai Szemle - New Pedagogical Review, Educatio, Könyv és Nevelés - Books and Education. It provides standards of design, editing, webpage administration and development.
4.) CENTRE FOR PEDAGOGICAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
In accordance with the Act on Public Education and other regulations, the Centre provides pedagogical professional services. The Centre lays down the foundations for a new system of pedagogical professional services, develops a national network of professional advisers for teachers, supports the reform of teachers' continuous professional development, develops new training programmes. Further more, the Centre provides pedagogical professional services for the education of ethnic and national minorities, organises exams of professional qualifications belonging to the responsibility of the education sector in every region of Hungary, coordinates and develops the work of the national network of mediation services and provides training to the mediators.
5.) CENTRE FOR TALENT SUPPORT
The Centre coordinates the educational tasks related to talent support and develops central talent support programmes. More specifically, the Centre co-operates with the Sándor Wekerle Fund in the realization of the National Talent Support Programme (governmental decree152/2009 of 23 July). As part of talent support, the Centre is responsible for the János Arany Talent Support Programme for Students with Disadvantages, the Programme for Vocational Schools, and the Dormitory Programme for Students with Disadvantages. The Centre is also a home to the National Council of Scientific Student Circles (OTDT), which is responsible for the representation and coordination of the nationmal movement of scientific student circles and of the scientific and artistic work they carry out at higher education institutions and the organisation of national scientific and artistic student forums.
6.) THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
The National Educational Library and Museum (NELM) is a museum, a non-profit publisher and an information centre for educational science, public education and the history of education. Documents of educational science are collected and special bibliographies and data bases related to education are published here. It serves as a basis for reseach in the history of Hungarian education and comparative education. Last but not least, it is a coordinating centre for pedagogical and school libraries in Hungary.
7.) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT UNIT
The Financial Management Unit aims to run the institute in an efficient and economic way in accordance with the financial and accountancy rules and regulations. Their responsibilities include the administration, management and protection of assets and state property, ensuring financial liquidity for smooth operation, planning the budget and implementing it, reporting on the budget, providing data for statistics and providing financial management for the priority and other projects of OFI. The above tasks encompass three fields of activities: business administration, project coordination and maintenance and asset management.
8.) ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT UNIT
The Administrative Management Unit provides organisational and operational support in the running of the Institute, provides administration, coordinates and monitors research, development and services, suppports the design of domestic and international projects and contributes to the efficient, orderly and coherent implementation and the dissemination of results.
9.) SECRETARIAT OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
This unit is responsible for the coordination of the Institute and assists the management of research and development activities performed in the Institute.
The Secretariat assists the work of the Director General in the management of the Institute, completes the related tasks of coordination, organisation and administration. The Secretariat provides an organisational framework for the work of the Consultants advising the Director General and running the institutional bodies.