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Government tables MTA bill

Friday, June 7th, 2019

A pro-government columnist accuses the Academy of Sciences of trying to keep far left historical personalities in the symbolic national pantheon. A left-wing commentator hopes that the government may still reconsider its plans to move the Academy’s research centres to a new foundation. READ MORE

MTA opposes government’s reform plans

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

As the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) adopts counter-proposals to the radical reform of scientific research envisaged by the government, a left-wing commentator thinks Cabinet Minister Palkovics has, for the first time, failed in his effort to appease opposition to the government. READ MORE

Government edging towards agreement with the Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Opinions sharply diverge on a preliminary agreement that is meant to end a standoff between the Academy of Sciences (MTA) and the government. READ MORE

Negotiations on academic reform stalled

Monday, March 4th, 2019

As the Academy of Sciences (MTA) turns down the government’s plan for the reform of scientific research while its counter-proposals have been rejected by the government, a pro-government author thinks the government should perform a ‘political regime change’ in scientific institutions, while a liberal author thinks a rational reform could still be possible. READ MORE

Hopes for a compromise on science reform

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

As the government endorses a compromise proposed by a group of conservative professors to bridge the controversy over the planned reform of research, opinions continue to clash over the planned changes. READ MORE