6.10 Current debates and reforms
Current debates in national education
According to the information provided by the Ministry in 2021, the content and the structure of the maturity exam will be changed from 2024. The aim is to acquire certain skills (such as active problem solving and finding correlations) next to basic knowledge. Therefore, in the scientific, economic and media subjects, the students can choose to do project work. Also, the IT subject will be replaced with a digital culture subject and compulsory project work is required as a maturity exam. (Eduline, Változik az érettségi 2024-ben)
Current debates in national higher education
In 2020, there was a model change in higher education which means that the institutions were delegated in the maintenance of public interest asset management foundations. Furthermore, the state still has an important role in the higher education system as the procurer of the higher education service.
According to the Ministry's information, from 2022, the possibilities of introducing 'micro-certificates', i.e. a new type of certificate that can be acquired in a short learning period, are being examined. The aim is to quickly acquire skills and competences that correspond to the rapidly changing society and labour market.
Current debates in vocational training
The system of vocational and adult training are reformed in 2020, by the 'Vocational Training 4.0' Strategy ('Szakképzés 4.0' Stratégia). For more information, see sub-chapter 6.1 General context.