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Kövér: Universities Must Serve as Strong Basis of Hungarian Cultural Sovereignty

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.07.

Hungarian universities must serve as strong basic institutions of Hungarian sovereignty in addition to successfully participating in the international higher education scene, the speaker of parliament said at an academic year opening event in Budapest on Monday.

The structural changes under way in higher education serve that goal, László Kövér said at the University of Veterinary Medicine.

Under a broader scheme, the operations of several universities are being taken over from the state by separate foundations, allowing the universities greater autonomy and enabling them to adapt even more swiftly to changing economic and social conditions, the Fidesz politician said.

“Greater independence must however not mean gradual departure from Hungarian reality, from national and social expectations,” Kövér said.

House Speaker Kövér: Fight against Godless and Inhumane Authoritarian Aspirations
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The organisation of former Hungarian prisoners and forced labourers in the Soviet Union (Szorakész) keeps national remembrance alive and sets an example of faith, patriotism and human decency, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér told a meeting marking the 30th anniversary of the organisation’s establishment in Siófok, in western Hungary, on Friday. In his address, the […]Continue reading

The Fidesz politician said university autonomy had to be used for strengthening rather than destroying Hungarian cultural sovereignty.

Featured photo illustration by Boglárka Bodnár/MTI