Hertie School condemns legislation that would impair the Central European University in Budapest

The following is a statement from Helmut K. Anheier, President of the Hertie School of Governance, regarding the targeting of Central European University (CEU) by Hungarian legislation, which threatens its existence. More information and the latest updates regarding this story can be found on the CEU website.

“The Hertie School of Governance strongly opposes the Hungarian government’s proposed legislation that would effectively shut down the Central European University in Budapest. We condemn the limiting of freedoms essential for academic work, in Hungary and throughout Europe. This legislation clearly aims to impair and disenfranchise CEU, and we stand by our academic colleagues as the CEU asserts its rights as a vital independent centre of knowledge and research in Central Europe.” 

This statement is also available in German