IUSY is shocked by the recently passed Hungarian legislation modifying the law on higher education, designed to close down the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary.
The attack on a leading higher education institution is unprecedented in the country and it sends a very disturbing message about the state of democracy in Hungary.
We, members of IUSY presidium condemn this shameful move that puts the existence of the CEU in danger.
If anything, we need more universities like the CEU, more possibility for young people to study, and more academic freedom. The future of young generations depends greatly on the quality of education they can receive.
The restriction of intellectual and academic freedom paves a way for alarming tendencies. It shows that the government is aiming for a future where critical thinking is not expected from citizens.
IUSY stand with CEU and the protesters and we also urge to contest the constitutionality of this legislation.