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Soros-backed University in Hungary Confirms Move to Vienna

Monday, 03 December 2018 07:39 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University is confirming that it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna from Sept. 2019, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay.

CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said Monday that the university "has been forced out."

Ignatieff called it 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 populist, anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ideological battle against Hungarian-American financier and CEU founder George Soros and his "open society" model.

The university said it would retain "accreditation as a Hungarian university and ... continue teaching and research activity in Budapest as long as possible."

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