Hungary -Layoffs at universities -March 27, 2012

The austerity measures and layoffs had reached the Hungarian universities as well. Recently the University of Miskolc told to dismiss as much as 70-80 employees, including 15-20 teachers too. Gyula Patkó, rector of the university said if the school managed to decrease its costs while increasing the own revenues, the number of layoffs would be less. Other universities like University of Debrecen and Pécs earlier decided to layoff, because of the decreased support from the state.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent


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