[spectre] CEU

János Sugár sj at c3.hu
Mon Apr 3 14:49:21 CEST 2017

(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. "

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