Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche / The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) Supports CEU

The Central European University (CEU), a highly recognized graduate school in Budapest with degrees and research in the social sciences, the humanities, law and management is under threat. Since its inception, first in Prague and then in Budapest it was a vital institution for the training of many students and providing research excellence in a region which suffered from the economic and social crises of transition. Now Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, concerned about ‘foreign influence’ has proposed amendments to Hungary’s law on higher education that would make it impossible for CEU to continue its operations in Budapest.