The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country. These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.
I appeal here to you as fellow academics to defend our institution and the independence of higher education institutions around the globe. If you are ready to help, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/category/istandwithceu to read about possible ways of supporting CEU and academic freedom in Hungary. Please also check out the petition at https://www.change.org/p/hungarian-national-assembly-save-the-central-european-university .
Thank you in anticipation for your support!
Eszter Spät, Cultural Heritage Studies, CEU, Budapest