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.

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:

Additionally, below are resources regarding the legislation and CEU's response:

Recent News

Letter from MAUT Executive

Please accept this letter from the MAUT Executive in solidarity to protect CEU from changes that threaten it independence and existence. We have also reached out to our broader membership on this issue.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Supports CEU

The Rector of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México expressed his support for CEU in a recently published statement.

Read the full statement here.

CEU Calls For Negotiations, Refutes False Allegations

Budapest, April 20 – From the beginning of this episode, CEU has called on the Hungarian government to sit down and begin confidential negotiations for a mutually acceptable solution to enable it to continue operations in Hungary. Instead, CEU has been subjected to a barrage of incoherent statements and false allegations. It is time for the government to stop playing these games, figure out its negotiating positions, and begin talks with the university.

19 Prominent German Academics Call on EU to Defend CEU

Prominent German academics, writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, called on European governments and the European Commission to intervene to ensure CEU can continue to operate in Budapest without curbs on its academic freedom. 

"Europe must intervene now: academics call on European governments and the EU commission to save Central European University as a place of diversity of opinion," they wrote.