Universities operating under Hungary’s new higher education model based on private foundations can “adapt to new situations much faster” than universities in the traditional system, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said.
The IT faculty of Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) inaugurated its Artificial Intelligence Industrial Department, the first in the country, on Monday.
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is hosting one of Europe’s largest international university conferences.
Hungarian universities improved their position in every category in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022 which lists 1,543 institutions in 51 specialisations, the universities said in a joint statement on Friday.
There was a minor fire on Monday morning in one of the departments of the University of Eger, no one was injured, the Heves County Disaster Management spokesman told MTI.
The government is ploughing 200 billion forints (EUR 539.0m) into the development of infrastructure and science parks at twenty universities which are either run by the state or by government-backed foundations, the innovation and technology minister said on Wednesday.
The Senate repealed its 2017 resolution awarding the civis honoris causa to the Russian president.
In 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an honorary title from the University of Debrecen. The appointment had already sparked a wave of protests among the faculty (as well), and the first five days of the war against Ukraine had passed so that Putin, if only virtually, was the holder of the title.
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is offering two hundred places for refugees from Ukraine, the institution told MTI on Friday.
Semmelweis University, Hungary’s top medical school and the Hungarian unit of AstraZeneca signed a strategic partnership agreement, the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company said.