The 70-year age limit for lecturers and researchers employed in private (including foundation) and church-run universities will be abolished. This is also included in a proposal to amend the higher education law, which could be voted on by Parliament in the week starting 21 November, according to the draft agenda on the Parliament’s website.
Under the current rules, teachers and researchers can be employed in higher education institutions until the age of 70.
Currently, there are six state-run higher education institutions (five universities and one college) in Hungary which will have to continue to apply the 70-year age limit. These are:
The higher education law is amended on other important points as well. We wrote earlier that the language exam requirement for graduation will be abolished. Under the new rules, it will be up to universities to decide on the acquisition and assessment of foreign language skills appropriate to the qualification.