The innovation and technology ministry dismissed press reports suggesting that the government might revisit plans of integrating Budapest’s universities.

The government’s higher education strategy, available on its website, “does not include any plans to integrate universities or close education facilities”,

the ministry said in a statement in response to an article published online by news portal 24.hu earlier in the day. (Details here: “Budapest University” – universities of Budapest to be united into one institution?!)

The government aims to improve the performance of Hungary’s higher education sector and “promote links to Europe’s research and innovation sphere” through cooperation between domestic and foreign universities, the statement said, adding that the actual details of that process are being elaborated.

In another statement,

Budapest’s ELTE university, which 24.hu suggested could be at the top of an integrated facility, also denied holding any negotiations aimed at such an integration.

Source: mti

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