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The bill submitted by the Hungarian Government on 9 April provides an unprecedented opportunity for Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

The bill submitted by the Hungarian Government on 9 April provides an unprecedented opportunity for Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) to expand its activities on both professional and geographical terms. Our goals have been clear and unaltered since our foundation in 1996: that is to support the professional development of talented students by all means. The proposed form of financing fits international trends (the essence of which is that the Foundation manages the yield of the share assets made available to it) and supports the operation and further development of the talent management program to serve the Hungarian people through generations.

To achieve this goal we plan to multiply the current number of elementary school students in the Youth Talent Programme, increasing the number of the existing 7 centres to more than 30 within and beyond the border of Hungary, so instead of the present-day 625 students, 3000 children may join our program. Furthermore, we are also expanding our Secondary School Programme, providing the opportunity of advancement for 4,000 students in all areas of the Carpathian Basin by tripling our current number of pupils in the coming years.

In addition to the existing centres of our University Programme in Budapest and Cluj-Napoca, we will establish several new colleges with boarding (in Szeged, Debrecen, Pécs, Győr etc.) to provide training for more than 1,000 people instead of the current 200 students. We also intend to broaden our Roma Talent Programme, the Postgraduate Programme and the Postdoctoral Programme, as well as our international and local conferences, our round-tables and book publishing. Additionally, for all elements of our programmes, we would like to provide an infrastructural background that is worthy of the quality of our education by creating state-of-the-art educational building complexes.

The challenge before us with opportunities thus increased is enormous. We shall use the experience, knowledge and skills accumulated over the past nearly 25 years to provide young people in the Carpathian Basin with the opportunity for talent development and creativity for generations, for the benefit of themselves, their families and the nation.

Management of MCC