August 2, 2019
CEU Provost Liviu Matei was interviewed by Austrian daily Der Standard about the progress made regarding CEU's move to Vienna. The English translation is below. For the original article, see https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000106994938/die-erste-vertreibung-einer-universitaet-in-der-europaeischen-union The first expulsion of a university in the European Union
July 18, 2019
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff warned in THE interviewed that universities are ‘on the front line’ as authoritarianism rises and other European nations may follow Hungary’s. For the full article, see https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/call-europe-wide-academic-freedom-defence-meet-orban-threat
July 8, 2019
CEU Pro-Rector Zsolt Enyedi wote an opinion piece for The Globe Post entitled "Hungary’s Academic Freedom and the EU: Is It All Hot Air?" For the artice, see https://theglobepost.com/2019/07/08/hungary-academic-freedom/
June 29, 2019
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed by Romanian DigiTV about CEU's current situation and academic freedom in Hungary.
January 23, 2019
Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University published an op-ed in The Washington Post on January 22 with the title "Central European University is a remarkable school. It should stay in Hungary." You can read the article at this link.
December 17, 2018
„A polgári oldalon belüli kultúrharc kifejezetten káros, így őszintén remélem, hogy még azelőtt véget ért, hogy elkezdődött volna” – mondja Gulyás Gergely. A Miniszterelnökséget vezető minisztert a beljobbos kultúrharc mellett az elmúlt napok tüntetéseiről, a CEU-ügy kezeléséről, a közigazgatási bíróságokról és a Néppárton belüli vitákról is faggattuk. Megkérdeztük tőle azt is: ő túlórázik-e. Nagyinterjúnk. [...]
December 7, 2018
The ouster of Central European University marks a dark day for Hungary, writes The Washington Post. Read the article here.
October 26, 2018
CEU’s announcement of October 25, 2018, that it will move all US degree programs to Vienna, effective December 1, 2018, if there is no solution enabling it to give such degrees in Budapest, was widely covered in domestic and international media.
July 12, 2018
An opinion piece in the Irish Times by Paul Gillespie has quoted results of a research conducted by Vera Messing and Bence Sagvari. “Using survey data from the European Social Survey of 20 countries in 2014-15, they show that trust is the most significant factor explaining attitudes towards migrants.” Vera Messing is a research fellow at the Center for Policy Studies since 2008 as well as a research associate of the Institute for Sociology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2004.
July 4, 2018
CEU Provost Liviu Matei, also a professor of higher education policy, comments on concerns Hungarian government plans to assert control over research funding at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences may lead to EU funding cuts. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hungarian-academics-fear-eu-funding-cuts-over-loss-autonomy