CEU To Start Recruitment For 2019-20 Academic Year

  • 27 Jun 2018 8:30 AM
  • Hungary Matters
CEU To Start Recruitment For 2019-20 Academic Year
The Central European University (CEU) board of trustees has authorised the university to open recruitment of students for the 2019-2020 academic year in line with the regular recruitment schedule in Budapest.

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 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.

MTI photo
 

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Matters

Launched in January 2014, this twice-daily newsletter covers 'everything you need to know about what’s going on in Hungary and beyond', according to its publisher the state media agency MTI. Click the title above for more info, and to subscribe.

Explore More Reports

  • Local Opinion: New & Old Arguments About CEU In Hungary

    Local Opinion: New & Old Arguments About CEU In Hungary

    • 6 Nov 2018 7:11 AM

    A pro-government commentator accuses the CEU of not meeting the Hungarian regulations that would allow it to issue US accredited degrees in Budapest. Left-wing and liberal columnists, on the other hand, think that the government is persecuting the university founded by George Soros for political reasons.

  • Local Opinion: Comments On The Departure Of CEU

    Local Opinion: Comments On The Departure Of CEU

    • 30 Oct 2018 7:28 AM

    Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on that matter, while pro-government outlets ridicule the protests over the planned transfer of most CEU courses to Vienna.

  • Video: CEU ‘Wants To Comply With Hungarian Laws’

    Video: CEU ‘Wants To Comply With Hungarian Laws’

    • 29 Oct 2018 11:00 AM

    At the CEU’s news conference, Michael Ignatieff, the university’s president and rector, said that students who have already begun their studies in Budapest will finish them here, and as much education and research as possible would remain in the Hungarian capital.

  • Video: Solidarity Demo For CEU In Budapest

    Video: Solidarity Demo For CEU In Budapest

    • 29 Oct 2018 8:30 AM

    Thousands gathered in central Budapest to express solidarity with Central European University (CEU), in a demonstration staged by the Momentum Movement, on Friday.