Announcement: Hungarian Government

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 to read about possible ways of supporting CEU and academic freedom in Hungary. Please also check out the petition at .
Thank you in anticipation for your support!
Eszter Spät, Cultural Heritage Studies, CEU, Budapest