Budapest, September 8 (MTI) – Another group of students held a protest on Tuesday against the government’s planned restructure of Budapest Corvinus University after a similar event the day before.
Tuesday’s march drew over 1,000 people, organisers said.
Last week the state secretary for higher education announced plans to move three of the university’s departments – the departments of food science, horticultural science and landscape architecture – to the Szent Istvan University of Godollo. The relocation is set to take effect on January 1 next year.
The march began at 6pm from the university’s Buda campus on Villanyi Road where the three departments are located. A banner at the front of the march read: “We won’t give up the Buda campus”. Protesters marched from Villanyi Road to the building of the Economics Faculty at Fovam ter.
Marietta Fodor, a professor at Corvinus’s Food Sciences Faculty, said there were no professional reasons for the planned changes.