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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

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

CEU controversy rolls on

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

As the State Department urges Hungary to suspend the implementation of the new Higher Education Act, commentators disagree sharply on what lies behind the controversy within Hungary and internationally. READ MORE