Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Hungarian ethnic minority higher education students in different countries of Central Europe
Gabriella Pusztai, Zsuzsanna Márkus

Last modified: 11-05-2018


There are about 3 million Hungarians living as a minority outside Hungary in 7 countries of Central Europe. In some of those countries they still live in a nearly homogeneous block, whereas in others they live in diaspora. Their access to education in their mother tongue also differs. Our research covered the Hungarian institutions of higher education in the four countries with largest Hungarian minority groups, and we undertook a comparative study of their students. For our investigation we compared the families’ social status. We used data on 1739 students from 13 institutions. We concluded that indigenous Hungarian minority students did not produce homogeneous results in the categories that were examined, which led us to the discovery of important differences.

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