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Film, Drama University Leadership Resigns over ‘Loss of Autonomy’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.31.

The senate and leadership of Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) announced their resignation at a press conference on Monday, saying the foundation which recently took over the university under a government decree had deprived them of “all essential powers”.

The outgoing officials said that “any appearance of the leadership’s independence can only be maintained by making unacceptable compromises”.

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The outgoing leaders have vowed not take up any position at the helm of the university “until its autonomy is restored”.

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