HUNGARY: Students protest higher education billPolitics.hu.
Hungary's higher education sector is set to see its budget reduced by HUF30 billion (US$140.7 million) next year, according to the government's latest budget plans, Jozsef Bodis, president of the Hungarian Conference of Rectors, said earlier at a conference. According to the daily Magyar Nemzet, the concept would forbid students to leave Hungary for a set number of years after receiving their degree.
"Small colleges that form the basis of academic training outside Budapest and large research universities will equally lose out on a general withdrawal of funds," Gergo Torok, a second-year student at the University of Debrecen, said. Whole intellectual centres may be wiped out if tuition fees are introduced for certain departments that will suffer as scapegoats, he added.
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