Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Central European University leaving Hungary

Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, was conceived as "a graduate-only institution focused on the social sciences, humanities and law" that would be "an international university that would help facilitate the transition from dictatorship to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union." It has garnered high regard by scholars due to the quality of its faculty and success in attracting grant funding; it is also considered as a United States entity, although there is no campus or program in the United States.

The lack of having a home in the U.S., although it is U.S. accredited, violates a term imposed by the Hungarian government for a branch campus. Advocates for CEU claim that the Hungarian stipulation was deliberately designed by an increasingly conservative government to force CEU out of Hungary.

After several years of attempts to remain in Hungary, CEU is moving to Vienna, Austria in 2019.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.