CEU Expresses Support for Hong Kong Universities

November 18, 2019

As a university that has had to defend its academic freedom and autonomy, CEU has a special obligation to speak out whenever the freedoms of other universities come under threat.

University campuses in Hong Kong have become sites for violent confrontation, endangering students, faculty and staff, and compromising their role as protected spaces for dialogue, discussion and debate.

We join with other academic institutions around the world in expressing grave concern about these developments. We support all those who seek to re-establish the universities of Hong Kong as free institutions, able to perform their essential mission of promoting knowledge and understanding through teaching and research, safely and without obstruction.