In September, education will start in the traditional way at Hungarian universities, all of which are prepared with different educational solutions if the fourth wave of the pandemic occurs in Hungary.
Presumably, university education in Hungary will start in the traditional way with presential classes from September. Still, higher education institutions are well prepared for online education as well in case of a possible fourth wave. As we previously reported, there are several scenarios regarding what the next wave of the coronavirus will bring, that according to Hungarian virologists, will hit Hungary in mid-September.
In order to avoid unexpected situations caused by the pandemic, the universities of Szeged and Pécs have prepared for the autumn semester with different learning strategies,
including presential, hybrid and online educational solutions.
According to the Director of the University of Szeged, from September, all these learning strategies can be implemented and switched on immediately if the Covid situation gets worse in Hungary.
Some universities in the Hungarian capital are still cautious. As the Hungarian news portal hvg reports, Eötvös Loránd University and Pázmány Péter Catholic University also provide the opportunity to hold their courses online for certain reasons (e.g., in case of health complaints).
As we previously reported, nearly 76,000 freshmen will start their higher education studies in September. As a result,
some Budapest universities are preparing to hold the lectures online above a certain number of people.
Budapest Business School will apply this online solution in the case of courses attended by more than 50 students. In contrast, at Corvinus University, Hungarian classes above 150 students and English courses above 60 students will be held online from September.
As RTL news reports, hygiene points and continuous hand disinfection will be provided in every institution.
Although the use of masks is not compulsory in the case of presential classes, students are allowed to wear a mask if they decide so.