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.
Budapest’s 9th district has proposed to name streets around the site of a new campus for China’s Fudan University after “people who have suffered damages from the Chinese state”, District Mayor Krisztina Baranyi and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony told a press conference.
Gergely Gulyás, the Hungarian prime minister’s chief of staff, welcomed the inauguration of Collegium Intermarium, a new university offering courses in law for students from the Three Seas (Trimarium) region, in Warsaw on Friday.
State-owned student loan provider Diákhitel will expand its credit to adult education and vocational training programmes that run for longer than three months from May 31, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Thursday.
The memorial plaque preserves the memory of the emeritus of Zoltán Záborszky, professor of the University of Debrecen, who died last year at the Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery of the Faculty of General Medicine. The memorial plaque was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Gyula Kenézy Campus in the presence of the widow.
The number of international students studying in Hungarian higher education institutions has increased by more than two-thirds since 2013 thanks to the government’s strategy aimed at strengthening the international role and relations of Hungarian universities, an official of the innovation and technology ministry said.