Targu Mures Marosvásárhely MOGYE
Targu Mures (MTI) – The 70th anniversary of the foundation of a Hungarian-language medical university (MOGYE) was marked in Targu Mures (Marosvasarhely), Romania, on Friday.
Bela Szabo, head of the Hungarian faculty, noted that the university had become bilingual in 1962 under a verbal verdict by Romania’s then communist leaders, with practical instructions held exclusively in Romanian since then.

Although the 2011 education law declared that the autonomy of the Hungarian faculty should be restored, the two-thirds Romanian majority in the university’s leadership had sabotaged implementation.

Addressing a letter to the participants, Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen made it clear that Transylvania’s Hungarian community is entitled to a state-run Hungarian-language university, and to an autonomous medical faculty in Targu Mures.

The deputy premier noted that MOGYE’s original status as a Hungarian-language university had been changed by coercion during the communist rule, without any consultation with the academic community.

Semjen encouraged Transylvanian Hungarians to stick to what had been theirs, and expressed the Hungarian government’s support for their legal battle.

Photo: ehok.u-szeged.hu

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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