CEU Expresses Solidarity with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

July 3, 2019

Central European University expresses solidarity with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences following the adoption by the Fidesz parliamentary majority of a law stripping this prestigious Hungarian institution of its research institutes. The adoption of the law, following months of political pressure, threats and blackmail proffered by the Government, illustrates once again the disdain of Mr. Viktor Orban’s regime for the value of science, academic freedom and, at the same time, blundering disregard for the rule of law. Disbanding the research network of the Academy of Sciences is another sad day for Hungary. It marks the abusive end of the most prestigious research organization of Hungary, with a history of excellence and service to the Hungarian nation extending over 150 years.