On April 10, 2017, President of the Republic of Hungary Janos Ader signed into law amendments to Hungary’s national higher education legislation which restrict academic freedom for CEU and other international universities operating in Hungary.
CEU strongly disagrees with this decision and, accordingly, continues to pursue all available legal remedies. Further, CEU calls on the Hungarian government to display the “mutual good will” called for by President Ader to find a solution to enable CEU to stay in Budapest.
On October 25, 2018 the Board of Trustees of CEU announced that incoming students for its U.S.-accredited masters and doctoral programs will study at a new campus in Vienna beginning in the academic year 2019-20. The Trustees authorized the move as of December 1, 2018.
We remain deeply grateful to the thousands of supporters whose vigorous defense of free inquiry, free exchange of knowledge, and free institutions of learning continues to encourage us. CEU will maintain the continuity of its teaching and research, its degree programs, and its service to the community, without interruption.
We will continue to keep you updated on future outreach and encourage you to:
- Add your name in solidarity and stay updated
- Share your solidarity on social media using #istandwithCEU
- Send suggestions or notifications of support to: Support_for_CEU@ceu.edu
Additionally, below are resources regarding the legislation and CEU's response:
- Frequently Asked Questions About CEU and the Legislation
- Timeline of events
- The Current Threat to CEU: A Brief Summary
- Summary of legal analysis
- Summary of legislative changes and their impact
- Prospective student Q & A
- Letter and Memo to President Ader
- Response to Ministerial Letter
- Press Releases
- Press Conferences and video messages
- CEU – A Hungarian Institution