CEU president and rector, Michael Ignatieff, said on Monday that the university “has been forced out,” AP reports. Ignatieff described it as an “unprecedented” act against an American university by a NATO ally and against a European university by a member of the European Union.
CEU’s ouster is part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ideological battle against Hungarian-American financier and CEU founder George Soros. The university said, however, that it would retain “accreditation as a Hungarian university and… continue teaching and research activity in Budapest as long as possible.”
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