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Hungary: In line

Hungary, a non-EU country, has already tried to bring its education system into line with European education. An evaluation system is already in place, but of equal importance is the fact that the foundations have been laid for convergence in education. The competent committees issue annual progress reports on Hungarian education (primary and secondary school as well as tertiary) that measure achievement against EU benchmarks set at the Lisbon summit (incorporation of new technologies into education, lifelong education, student/teacher ratios, funding and so forth). Indeed, the annual report is already being sent to the relevant EU bodies to be assessed. Results show that Hungary has reached European standards. Since 2000, a system of internal evaluation has been in place for universities.