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Re: <nettime> CEU
János Sugár on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:54:55 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> CEU

(btw in Hungary only government politicians and right wing-media calls CEU as Soros university)

Over 1,000 cognitive scientists, including 2 Nobel Laureates, have signed a letter to Hungarian authorities calling on the government to withdraw the proposed legislation and maintain academic freedom and scientific excellence. Signatories from over 30 countries include 10 Harvard professors, 10 Yale professors, 12 MIT professors, 8 directors of the Max Planck Institute, 25 University of California professors, 14 New York University professors, and members of the Royal Society and the British Academy, among others.

"We are writing to express our dismay about the proposed legislation that would effectively end a 25-year history of scientific excellence in Budapest. As an international body of psychologists, neuroscientists, and cognitive scientists, we can tell you that our colleagues at Central European University are among the most respected in the world. Their intellectual legacy has had a global impact. We believe any city should count itself fortunate to have such a renowned center of academic excellence in its midst. The proposed legislation will make it effectively impossible for CEU to continue to occupy its current position as one of the foremost scientific institutions internationally. We respectfully ask that you preserve CEU's ability to act as a center of leadership and innovation in Hungary and the world by withdrawing this legislation. "

Soros's University Turns Into Democracy Battleground in Budapest

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