The prestigious university consortium Europaeum, an association of 12 leading European university institutions, has granted CEU special membership for a period of one year as a sign of solidarity with CEU in its efforts to remain in Budapest as a free institution.
Europaeum, which counts University of Oxford, University of Leiden, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne among its members, is designed to serve as an 'international university without walls', in which future scholars and leaders of our new Europe have an opportunity to share common learning and confront common concerns together. It has involved 5,000 Europaeum university students and more than 1,000 academics over the past 25 years in various workshops, summer schools, conferences, research and teaching projects.
One of CEU's first activities as a member was to attend Europaeum's International Conference on Academic Freedom at St. Antony's College, Oxford on September 30. CEU was represented by Zsolt Enyedi, Pro-Rector for Hungarian Affairs.