CEU to Open Vienna Campus for US Degrees in 2019; University Determined to Uphold Academic Freedom

Budapest, October 25, 2018 —The Board of Trustees of Central European University (CEU) announced today that incoming students for its US-accredited masters and doctoral programs will study at a new campus in Vienna beginning in the academic year 2019-20 (pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The Trustees authorized the move as of December 1, 2018 because the Hungarian government has not concluded an agreement allowing CEU to operate in freedom in Hungary as a US institution chartered in New York State. In 2019-20, first-year students in US accredited programs will start in Vienna, and will receive US-accredited degrees. Already enrolled students may remain in Budapest to complete their degrees. Further decisions on locations for staff and faculty will be made in consultation within the CEU community.

Mundus MAPP is a joint degree accredited in Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK.

With respect to CEU’s status in Hungary, please refer to the Hungarian Legislation FAQ on the CEU website.

 

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Last updated: October 31, 2018 - 15:29