After stimulating meetings between the faculty of the Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and of CEU’s departments of History, Medieval Studies, and Sociology and Social Anthropology, an exchange contract for both teachers and students has recently been signed between our two universities, exemplifying the outreach and prestige of CEU in the Visegrád Group and far beyond. CEU collaborates with hundreds of universities in Europe and the world, thus contributing to the visibility of Hungary in international research. We believe all this is now at stake.
At our department, we always regarded CEU as one of the most outstanding universities in Central Europe. The high quality of its research and teaching brings important incentives not only to Hungary, but also to the whole region of Central Europe. The ceasing of the CEU operation in Budapest would mean a considerable loss for the whole Central Europe.