Ruusbroec Institute of the University of Antwerp Supports CEU

Antwerp, 20.4.2017

L.S.,

With grave concern we have taken note of the fact that amendments to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education (in Hungary) have been ratified, with the possible consequence that the functioning of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest could be negatively affected.
Staff and members of Ruusbroec Institute of the University of Antwerp – a centre of independent scholarly research in the field of the history of spirituality – herewith wish to express their objection to any regulation that might impair the academic freedom of staff and students at the Central European University, and we would like to urge the Hungarian political authorities to ensure the continued, free operation of this academic institution.

Sincerely,
On behalf of staff and members of the Ruusbroec Institute

Veerle Fraeters
Director