CEU’s Future Still Unclear, Says LMP

  • 28 May 2018 8:54 AM
  • Hungary Matters
CEU’s Future Still Unclear, Says LMP
The opposition LMP party criticised the government for what it called the unclear future of the Central European University (CEU) in Hungary.

MP Péter Ungár noted that a threemember delegation had visited New York State over a month ago to examine if the university had a campus and courses there but the foreign minister had still failed to pass a decision on the matter.

The lawmaker said that it would serve national interests if the university continued to operate in Budapest.

Parliament approved amendments to the higher education act in spring 2017 that require foreign colleges and universities in Hungary to operate on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement and have a campus in the country in which they are based. CEU complained that it was targeted by the amended legislation because it had no campus in the United States.

In the autumn, however, the university said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Bard College to provide educational activities in New York.

MTI Photo: Róka László

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