September 10th, 2019
The OECD has acknowledged the aims and accomplishments of Hungarian education policymaking, a government official said on Tuesday, commenting on the organisation's Education at a Glance report. Ministry of Innovation and Technology parliamentary secretary Tamas Schanda told a news conference that the publication said Hungarian higher education was on the path to being more international, with the proportion of foreign students rising from 5 to 10 percent of the total between 2010 and 2017, one of the biggest increases among the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Foreigners enrolled in masters courses account for 27 percent of the total. In addition, the proportion of people with tertiary education increased markedly between 2008 and 2018, the number of women rising to 37 percent from 28 percent while the proportion of men rose to 25 percent from 20 percent in the 25-34 age group.