Hungarian higher education has reached an “epochal turning point” thanks to the new foundational model covering a wider range of institutions, László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, said on Saturday.
The Budapest metropolitan assembly on Wednesday approved a proposal declaring that the city will not host the 2023 World Athletics Championships if the government approves the construction of a campus for China’s Fudan University in place of a students’ quarter in the capital’s 9th district.
Universities will be advanced several hundred billion forints from an earlier promised 1,200 billion forints (EUR m) before the end of this year, while central financing to cover their operations will be increased “by nearly 90%” next year, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff said.
A maths student of Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Attila Gáspár, has won the 28th International Mathematics Competition for University Studenorbts (IMC). Gáspár was first out of 590 students and received the competition’s grand prize, ELTE said in a statement on Sunday.
The government will again support Hungarian universities offering courses throughout the Carpathian Basin in 2021, an official of the ministry of innovation and technology has said.
Lawmakers on Tuesday gave the government a mandate to establish a foundation to run a local campus of China’s Fudan University.
The government backs the idea of consulting Budapest residents in a referendum on whether they want Fudan University to be located in the capital once the facts related to the investment are fully known, the prime minister’s chief of staff said.
Ten Hungarian universities are listed this year in ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), which grades almost 2,000 institutions from 93 countries, the Innovation and Technology Ministry said. More resources, better infrastructure and higher requirements lead to improved quality in higher education, minister László Palkovics said in a statement.
“The Fudan University affair is our first step in reclaiming Hungary from those in power,” Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at a demonstration against the establishment of a local campus of China’s Fudan University in front of Parliament on Saturday.
We will stop the planned Fudan investment in district IX. and stand up in all cases where the government will represent the 1 per cent privileged interest instead of the 99 per cent – said Gergely Karácsony, co-chair of Párbeszéd party, mayor of Budapest.