Internationaal Instituut voor sociale geschiedenis / International Institute of Social History Supports CEU

As director of the International Institute of Social History, an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, I am writing to express solidarity with Central European University and express concern at proposed legislative changes to CEU's status in Hungary. These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU's continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities, including those in Hungary, to flourish.