With the funding available under the calls to be launched in 2021, Hungarian higher education is in for unprecedented developments. In order to provide Hungarian students with high quality training, the Government gives all support for the renewal of the universities, József Bódis, state secretary for higher education, innovation and vocational training, Ministry for Innovation and Technology pointed out.
The biggest winner of the action plan designed to serve the relaunch of the economy is higher education benefiting from an unprecedented development programme launched in Hungary to modernise it and improve its competitiveness. Between 2021 and 2026 twice as much funding will be available to higher education institutions than during the previous EU cycle.
The call entitled „Infrastructural, organisational and education development reform of higher education institutions” is available at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office’s website from today. In the first phase, the Office invites higher education project plans for reviewing. The call aims to support the preparation of institutions for the call of an indicative budget of HUF 955 billion through the preliminary assessment of the professional content of the development proposals. Professional endorsement will be a pre-requisite for future submissions.
Of the amount of HUF 1 509 billion meant to finance the development of higher education institutions, HUF 955 billion is planned to be spent on supporting the infrastructural, organisational and education development reform of higher education. HUF 382 billion will encourage the establishment of science and innovation parks and national laboratories and HUF 172 billion will back the reformation of vocational training, adult education and higher education programmes and improve their consistency.
“We have informed all higher education institutions of this opportunity worth nearly a thousand billion forints so that as many institutions could benefit from this development opportunity of historic proportions as possible. These investments offer a chance for science, research and higher education to become the drivers of economic growth in the decade to come and for Hungary to become a regional knowledge centre”, József Bódis underlined.
For the call, please click here: Call for requesting professional endorsement related to the call “Infrastructural, organisational and education development reform of higher education institutions”
Budapest, 25 February 2021
Ministry of Innovation and Technology