Viktor Orbán-influenced university plans London outpost

Attempts by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to spread his populist philosophy across Europe have reached the United Kingdom, with an outpost of a heavily Orbán-influenced educational institute planned for London, along with significant sponsorship for groups linked to right-wing Conservatives, write Flora Garamvolgyi and Peter Walker for The Guardian.

Sources have said a Hungarian cultural centre near Trafalgar Square is expected to include a branch of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), a private university sometimes likened to a seminary for young Orbán-sympathising scholars and future leaders.

MCC, which is lavishly funded by Orbán’s government – in 2020 it received more than £1.3 billion (US$1.6 billion) in state money and assets – already operates in the UK through a deal with the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation, which promotes the ideas of the late British conservative philosopher.
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