European Forum Alpbach Suppports CEU
To menace the existence of the Central European University is to destroy Europe’s academic reputation. The Hungarian government’s and parliament’s decision to close a scientific institution of global significance sends a devastating message to all academics around the world. Europe’s reputation as an attractive location for research, innovation and science suffers from it – and so does Austria. It will be more and more difficult to convince excellent researchers to settle down in Europe if scientific liberty is threatened here.