Conservative university for ‘elites’ signs up one student
Collegium Intermarium was founded two years ago, declaring at the time that it would “become a forge of elites for the entire region”. Its inauguration was attended by Poland’s education minister, Przemyslaw Czarnek, and culture minister, Piotr Gliski, as well as Hungary’s then justice minister, Judit Varga. Czarnek said at the event that Collegium Intermarium would bolster the struggle against the “absurd ideologies” of “postmodernism and neo-Marxism”.
In 2021 and 2022, the university and the foundation that runs it received almost PLN2.7 million (US$651,000) in grants from the education ministry and the National Freedom Institute, a body set up by the government in 2017 and overseen by the culture ministry, reports news website Wirtualna Polska. However, despite that support, Collegium Intermarium has been educating relatively few students. In its first two academic years, it signed up just 14 people for the only degree course it offers – law. Only 11 of them currently remain on the programme.
Full report on the Notes from Poland site