University of Oxford Russian and East European Studies unit supports CEU

We agree with CEU’s president and rector, Prof. Michael Ignatieff, that the legal proposals which impose disproportionate burdens on the University, are ‘discriminatory’ and designed to exclude CEU from operating in Hungary. Any change forcing CEU to quit Hungary would lead to lasting damage to Hungary’s reputation for academic freedom. It would lead to turbulence in Hungary’s relations with its European Union partners and its ally, the United States. All of this is avoidable.