Hungarian Government Threatens to Shut Down Central European University

Announcement, Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University 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.

As you know, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, an internationally known human rights archives dealing with the history (and afterlife) of communism and Cold War, and of human rights movements and violations worldwide is an organic part of CEU. Our activities and collections are therefore also in danger.

It is time for friends, supporters, and educational, academic and archival communities to defend our institution and the independence of higher education institutions around the globe. Please visit the below website to see how you can help.

Many thanks for your support.