A government official has said the process leading to the new operating model of Budapest’s Corvinus University should be extended across Hungary’s entire higher-education sector.
László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, said the government’s aim was to create a simpler and more efficient operating environment in the higher-education sector with a view to establishing the foundations of competitiveness in the sector.
The minister said the government wanted Hungarian universities to operate under the same conditions that universities in other countries or Hungarian private universities do, and the institutions should not be unnecessarily burdened by matters that do not fit into such a structure.
Minister Palkovics said the innovation capabilities of Hungarian-owned businesses must be improved if Hungary’s productivity is to be increased, and this is what the universities can provide a background for.
Meanwhile, József Bódis, state secretary for education at the human resources ministry, said that “what is now happening at Corvinus” should be made possible for the other higher education institutions as well, at least at the regulatory level.
The secretary added that every higher education institution should be given the opportunity to successfully manage its finances and realize its mission.