The New York University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors
The New York University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, an organization dedicated to upholding standards of academic freedom in universities world-wide, is writing to express solidarity with Central European University and express concern regarding Bill T/14686. This Bill amends the Hungarian Higher Education Act and was passed by the Hungarian Parliament on April 4, 2017. The Bill endangers the academic freedom that enables all universities in Hungary and elsewhere to flourish and it renders CEU’s continued operations in Budapest virtually impossible. Over the past 25 years the CEU has built an international reputation for teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities and makes an important contribution to Hungarian academic life.