The European University Institute wishes to express deep concern about the possible closure of Central European University as a result of the legislation to be put before the Hungarian Parliament this week.
‘In just twenty-five years of existence, Central European University has managed to gain a first-class, global reputation in social sciences and the humanities. Thanks to the academic excellence and the high level of its faculty and students, it has played a major role in connecting the Hungarian academic community to the rest of the world,’ says Renaud Dehousse, EUI President. ‘The European University Institute has enjoyed a highly rewarding and collaborative experience with CEU for many years. We strongly hope that CEU’s ability to carry on high-level research and independent teaching will be fully preserved.’