After the ELTE, Semmelweis University will also have one of its breaks cancelled. This will make the winter break longer and reduce the additional costs caused by rising utility costs.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the autumn break at Eötvös Loránd University will be cancelled due to the rise in overheads. At the Faculty of Humanities, the examination period will also be online. In connection with this, telex.hu asked other Hungarian universities what were their plans regarding the current and upcoming semesters. Corvinus University and the University of Pécs replied that would not change their plans.
However, Semmelweis University wrote: “At Semmelweis University, the autumn term is taking place as announced in the academic year, and the university is not currently preparing to switch to online education. However, negotiations are underway to cancel the spring break planned for the period between 03.04.2023 and 10.04.2023 due to the energy emergency, but in this case – in a departure from the usual practice – a break in teaching will be ordered in December 2022, between the two holidays. The change in maintenance costs will not affect the public health care, diagnostic and therapeutic activities linked to the university”.
It has previously been suggested that more schools could switch to digital education, thereby reducing overheads. The Ministry of the Interior is not helping educational institutions. The school districts have been asked to assess whether they can switch to wood-burning in their schools.