Budapest, May 7, 2019 — Far reaching academic partnership conditional on CEU’s ability ”to continue granting US academic degrees in Hungary."
Led by President Prof. Herrmann, a delegation from Technical University of Munich (TUM) visited Central European University (CEU) in Budapest on May 7th, 2019. President Herrmann and CEU Rector Michael Ignatieff signed an agreement on the cooperation between the two universities.
The agreement covers TUM faculty positions in three transnational dual appointments with CEU in Budapest in the field of politics, technology and society; academic curricular activities including joint seminars, workshops, summer schools, as well as course-based programs potentially leading to joint certificates and/or degrees accredited in Germany and the USA; and exchange opportunities for students, faculty and staff members.
The parties understand that the offer of the Bavarian government to support TUM’s engagement in Budapest is conditional on the ability of CEU to operate freely as a U.S.-degree granting institution in Hungary. In this light both parties call on the Hungarian government to provide CEU with the legal guarantees that would make it possible to inaugurate this new chapter in Hungarian and Bavarian academic and scientific cooperation.