CEU Plans To Stay In Hungary

  • 26 Jun 2018 3:57 PM
CEU Plans To Stay In Hungary
The Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros, has announced it will begin recruiting students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

While CEU recently revealed it will open a new campus in Vienna next year, today's announcement by its board of trustees confirms the university's commitment to Budapest.

The Budapest based university is awaiting a decision by the government regarding compliance with new rules for higher education establishments in Hungary.

These new laws are seen as targeting CEU directly because of its founder, since Soros is an ideological enemy of PM Orban.

The anti-migration focused Orban blames the Hungarian-American philanthropist for encouraging mass migration into Europe, a claim Soros has strongly denied.

President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said, “CEU is delighted by this clear statement of commitment by the Board to CEU, to Budapest and to the defence of academic freedom.”

Chairman of the Board Leon Botstein added, “The Hungarian government has repeatedly said that once we fulfil the conditions of the new law, we will be fairly treated and that CEU will be able to operate in Hungary. Now is the time for Hungary to follow through on these commitments.”


MTI Photo: László Róka

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