Budapest, March 11, 2019 — "CEU has been forced out of Hungary,” Rector Michael Ignatieff declared today, and “Hungarian government claims to the contrary are false and misleading.”
“Forcing a university out of the country is an attack on higher education and a blow to academic freedom”, Ignatieff said. Even at this late date, however, a solution remains possible. If the government wants CEU to remain in Budapest, then the prime minister should state that CEU's license to operate will not be withdrawn. As long as he refuses to do so, then government statements saying that CEU can remain in Budapest are simply untrue.