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VSNU supports call by European universities to refrain from interference in university autonomy

The European University Association issued a statement on April 3rd to call on governments not to interfere with the autonomy of universities. The latest example concerns the Hungarian government’s proposal to amend national legislation with a view to targeting one specific higher education institution, the Central European University in Budapest, a long-standing EUA member. If adopted in its present form, it will threaten the capacity of the university to operate in Hungary.

The VSNU supports this call by the EUA and underlines the importance of autonomous universities in society. Please find the full statement here.

On the 6th of April, the EUA has called on the Hungarian president to block the above mentioned national legislation. Please find the full statement regarding this call here.


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