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Group of Hungarian institutions cut off from new EU funding


EU suspends Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ funding for 21 Hungarian universities

The EU has cut off 21 Hungarian universities from new funding from its Horizon Europe R&D programme and its academic mobility programme Erasmus+.

The decision affects universities operated as ‘public interest trusts’, whose governing bodies contain members closely linked to Hungary’s right-wing prime minister Viktor Orbán and his political party Fidesz. The Hungarian government has converted the majority of universities in the country to be run as such trusts since 2021.

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