In our own field, academic Jewish Studies, the CEU has developed an ambitious programme to train students and academics to the highest international standards. It constitutes an academic brand of considerable value, which the government should not endanger, but protect. Hundreds, if not thousands have benefited from these programmes, and have contributed to make Budapest and Hungary an important
academic center, alongside other universities and research institutions which are the pride of your nation. We would like to express our solidarity with the Central European University and call upon you to reconsider the proposed legislation.