163 students lost to the State in court

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163 psychology students lost a lawsuit against the State regarding whether their education from Hungary should grant a practice license and authorization in Norway.

The verdict came after almost three weeks of evaluating the evidence in this case, Khrono wrote on Monday.

The backdrop is several complaints from psychology students who have been refused their application in Norway to get their Master’s degrees in clinical health psychology from the ELTE University in Hungary recognised, after the Health Directorate suddenly changed its approval practice in 2016.

The central legal question was whether the ELTE students have trained for the same profession as a Norwegian psychologist. The State’s clear attitude is that they have not, and that the rejections of the ELTE students’ license and authorization applications are correct and valid.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority ESA opened a case against Norway in May, because they believed this is in breach of the EEA Agreement.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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