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Hungarian university claims it has ‘right’ to take part in EU schemes

Image: Soproni Egyetem [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


University affected by EU funding freeze says its researchers are “indispensable” to Europe

A Hungarian university set to be cut off from the EU’s Erasmus+ academic mobility programme has said its students have the “right” to participate in such programmes.

The University of Sopron (pictured) is one of 21 Hungarian universities for which the EU has frozen new funding from Erasmus+ and the bloc’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme over concerns about their independence from political interference.

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