Universities governed by foundations will enjoy greater autonomy from the government, the prime minister’s chief of staff, Gergely Gulyás, said at a regular press briefing, commenting on the expansion of a scheme to place certain universities on a semi-private footing.
The Bálványos Summer University and Student Camp in Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő), in central Romania, looks set to be cancelled this year amid the situation around the novel coronavirus epidemic, according to reports by commercial HírTV.
A career training scheme dubbed Europe of Nations launched by the justice ministry and the National University of Public Service has attracted a six-fold oversubscription, the justice minister said.
The innovation and technology ministry has submitted a proposal to parliament on reforming Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts.
An official of the innovation and technology ministry signed a strategic cooperation agreement on developing digital therapies in Hungary with representatives of Budapest Semmelweis University and biotech company Oncompass.
The six more universities to be run by foundations will be able to meet future challenges more flexibly, a state secretary of the innovation and technology ministry said.
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Hungary’s medical universities are launching a screening programme on Friday to estimate the actual number of people infected with novel coronavirus and their spread across the country, Béla Merkely, the head of Budapest’s Semmelweis University, said.
The government is doing all it can to make sure that Hungarian students enjoy a quality education while lessening the effect of restrictions felt by them during the coronavirus epidemic, the state secretary in charge of higher education said.
The government has introduced a ban on university visits but remote study options will remain open as a protective measure in the fight against the coronavirus, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said.