Polish Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar, who graduated from CEU in 2001, called on the Polish academic community to support CEU.
"I wish to express my strong solidarity with all those persons and communities who defend the University today, know its value and realize how much it is needed for the development of thousands of young people from all over the world," he said in a statement on his official website. "They also know the significance of solidarity and search for mutual understanding between peoples."
"Today, I am calling on the Polish academic community to take an active approach to the matter of the CEU. My appeal is addressed not only to those who have already benefited, or who intend to benefit, from the hospitality of this truly open and friendly institution, but also to all those who value the autonomy of universities, freedom of scientific research and access to good education. To all those who believe that such dynamic and independent academic institutions are an indispensable element of democracy."
Read the statement here.