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CARMEN stands with CEU - Call for support from MECERN

Dear colleagues,

This is to thank all those of you who supported the CEU and academic freedom in Hungary. According to media reports, as many as 10,000 people gathered in Budapest yesterday to march peacefully from Fővám tér, home of Corvinus University, past Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), to CEU on Nádor utca and to Kossuth tér in front of Parliament. CEU as an institution was not involved in the event's organization, but expresses its sincere appreciation to the organizers for the professionalism and dedication shown in support of academic freedom.

As you may know, the proposed amendments to Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education are tabled in Hungarian Parliament today, so support from the collegium is still most needed. Here we are attaching a sample of a letter of support which you or your colleagues in your home countries or worldwide can still write. The letter will appear on CEU’s website: (please, copy the link to your browser)

The best way to ensure that the statements are publicized there is to to the letter. A sample of one such letter is attached here:

For individuals, besides signing the petition at (, there is also a possibility to sign under and that will also appear on the website.

Updates can be followed directly from the homepage at #IstandwithCEU

We stand with CEU.

Sincerely yours,