CEU to Stay in Budapest and Recruit Students for the Upcoming Academic Year
The Central European University (CEU) board of trustees has authorized the university to open recruitment for the 2019-2020 academic year in line with the regular recruitment schedule in Budapest, the university said on Tuesday.
Recruitment for the next academic year has opened, taking into consideration that the university has fulfilled the obligations set out in Hungary’s law on higher education and despite “the Hungarian government’s continuing refusal to bring the lex CEU matter to a conclusion,” the university said in a statement.
An official letter from a representative of the New York State Education Office published on Tuesday confirms that CEU carries out educational activities in New York State, as a result of which it meets the requirements of the Hungarian law dubbed lex CEU, the university said. The CEU board has approved extending and developing the university’s educational programme in New York, it added.
The CEU board decided this March to set up an additional campus in Vienna. The board meeting held last weekend approved the rental of an appropriate location for educational activities in Vienna and the start of enrolments for 2019 there, the statement said.
CEU said in mid-May that it believes it is in “full compliance” with a new rule requiring foreign universities in Hungary to operate a campus in the country in which they are based. Rector Michael Ignatieff urged Hungary’s government to sign an agreement with the State of New York “without further delay” to allow CEU to comply with another requirement of the legislation.