University of Warsaw Supports CEU

Universities are places of free and independent academic exchange. The willingness to engage in dialogue is at the heart of the self-conception of universities. It therefore seems all the more incomprehensible that the activities of an exceptional European university like the CEU, and academic autonomy in Hungary generally, should be severely inhibited and threatened by the amendment of the Higher Education Act passed by the Hungarian Parliament. University of Warsaw, University of Vienna, Charles University, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin thus support the statement published by their strategic partner ELTE regarding the Central European University and declare themselves resolutely opposed to this threatening of academic freedom – hoping to contribute to the preservation of an independent and collaborative academic culture in Central Europe.