Plans have since surfaced to include other universities in the scheme, Máté Kanász-Nagy said, insisting that this would increase tuition fees and force one-third of students out of higher education.
Kanász-Nagy called for universities to be kept in state care and a substantial increase in funding for education and universities within that system, as well as greater autonomy and a wage hike for teachers.
The party’s youth arm will stage a demonstration at Corvinus university in the afternoon, he said.
The innovation and technology ministry said in response that giving the Corvinus university a new foundation would strengthen its financing and boost further development.
The long-term goal is to have the university ranked among the top 100 universities in Europe and among the top 200 in the world by 2030, the statement said.
The restructuring aims to make Hungary’s higher education system competitive by international standards, the ministry said.