European Forum Alpbach Suppports CEU

April 12, 2017

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.