Act on Higher Education
Zoltán Balog welcomed the US secretary’s acknowledgement of the changes in Hungarian regulations and said that Hungarian officials have already taken up contact with the states of Maryland, Massachusetts and New York
New York Governor steps forward for CEU talks after Hungarian government expresses dismay at initial snub
“The Government of Hungary has stated publicly that it can only discuss the future of CEU in Hungary with relevant US authorities, which in this case is the State of New York. The Governor welcomes the opportunity to resolve this matter and to initiate discussions with the Hungarian government without delay,” the New York state governor said
Hungarian government insiders state that they are surprised by the move considering there is an ongoing discussion with the European Commission regarding CEU, and the law on NGOs has not even been put up to vote by the Parliament. Plus, Hungary's stance on immigration is a widely accepted path worldwide
70 percent expressed agreement with the government’s position that all foreign universities issuing degrees in Hungary should observe Hungarian regulations. The survey was carried out on a sample of 1,000 randomly selected adults over the phone between last Friday and this Tuesday.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appointed deputy state secretary Kristóf Altusz as the government’s negotiator on the operation of foreign universities in Hungary. It is the government’s conviction that the conditions set in the higher education act are easily achievable by all well-meaning universities