December 20, 2018
A group of United States Senators concerned about Hungary's democratic backsliding sent a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, David Cornstein on December 20. Read a summary below or the full text of the letter at this link.
December 3, 2018
Because Hungary’s Lex CEU forbids Central European University (CEU) to accept new students after January 1, 2019, CEU is forced to announce today that it will launch all U.S.-accredited degree programs in Vienna in September 2019. It is making the announcement today in order to guarantee that it can recruit students in time for the beginning of the next academic year.
November 22, 2018
Please read below President and Rector Michael Ignatieff's response to Foreign Minister Szijjarto Peter's remarks made about CEU earlier this week. Dear Mr. Foreign Minister: In remarks to the press earlier this week, you gave the clearest indication yet that on January 1, 2019 your government will force CEU out of Hungary. You assert that CEU has not established educational activity in the State of New York. This will obviously be the basis on which the government justifies its decision.
November 13, 2018
Central European University (CEU) welcomes the support of the more than 60-member, bipartisan Transatlantic Democracy Working Group of former senior U.S. government officials, national security experts, and scholars. The organization, whose statement can be read here, called the threat to CEU’s operations and academic freedom a threat to U.S.-Hungarian relations.
November 9, 2018
Young children take context into account and incorporate knowledge of past events and other people’s beliefs when making decisions, according to a new study by researchers Ildiko Kiraly and Katalin Olah of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in collaboration with researchers Gergely Csibra and Agnes Melinda Kovacs of Central European University (CEU) published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences.
November 8, 2018
Central European University (CEU) refutes the series of inaccuracies in an article in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok published today. CEU operates an academic program with Bard College, launched in the interest of CEU students, which fulfills the Hungarian higher education legislation requirement to conduct ‘educational activity’ in our home country. The U.S.
October 25, 2018
In a statement released today, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein said he is working toward a solution and reiterated the U.S. government's support for CEU's continued operation in Budapest. Below is the full text of the statement:
October 25, 2018
Budapest, October 25, 2018 —The Board of Trustees of Central European University (CEU) announced today 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 because the Hungarian government has not concluded an agreement allowing CEU to operate in freedom in Hungary as a U.S. institution chartered in New York State.
October 22, 2018
Budapest, October 22, 2018 — Laszlo Lovasz of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi of Central European University (CEU), and Jaroslav Nesetril of Charles University in Prague have been awarded a six-year grant supporting network science research by the European Research Council (ERC) totaling almost EUR10 million.
October 16, 2018
Budapest, October 16, 2018 — Central European University (CEU) reiterates its strong opposition to the removal of Gender Studies from the list of accredited MA programs in Hungary. This is a major infringement on academic freedom and university autonomy. Gender Studies is an internationally recognized academic field, which produces socially relevant knowledge, and which has been taught at CEU for well over two decades. Eliminating this program will be a significant lo