Budapest: Indian students seeking quality
education and safe environment may now find a new destination
in Hungary with its Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai inviting them
to pursue various courses offered by it, amidst continued
attacks on the community in Australia.
"This (Hungary) could be a possible destination for a lot
of Indian students who can come here for good quality
education in a safe environment...and this is what the Prime
Minister has offered," Commerce and Industry Minister
Anand Sharma said after his meeting with Bajnai.
However, when asked if this offer was made in the
backdrop of the situation in Australia, Sharma, who led a
business delegation of industry body FICCI during his visit
here, said: "Without going into that I will only say this is a
very peaceful country."
The minister also said that during his visit he has seen
that Hungary has strong educational institutions offering
courses in science and technology, engineering and medical
In recent past, Australia has witnessed a number of
assaults on Indians, specially students, allegedly motivated
On India not recognising the courses offered by
Hungarian educational institutions, senior Indian officials
said the two countries were working on giving recognition to
some educational institutions here.