International Association of Hungarian Studies (formerly International Association of Hungarian Philology) was born as a result of the recognition that Hungarian Philology, or more broadly, Hungarian Studies, had become an international academic discipline, similar to other disciplines that focus on the study of a given language and literature, along with the study of national civilizations. A prominent form of activity is the Congress of Hungarian Studies, organized every five years and providing a forum for scholars engaged in Hungarian Studies from different countries and continents. Recently, the scope has been broadened towards young researchers, with a special emphasis on those post-graduate students who are just initiating their research career.