Dear Friends, dear Colleagues, dear members of the International Commission for the History of Towns,
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 friends and 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!
Associate professor, Head of Department
Department of Medieval Studies
Central European University
H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9., Hungary