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Central European University teams up with Munich

Image: European People's Party [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

The Technical University of Munich and the Central European University have signed a cooperation agreement on joint initiatives that would bolster CEU’s presence in Budapest, despite its hounding by the Hungarian government.

The agreement would cover three dual appointments in politics, technology and society; joint seminars, workshops and summer schools; exchange opportunities; and potentially joint certificates or degrees accredited in Germany and the United States, CEU announced on 7 May.

CEU operates a campus in Budapest, where for decades it has offered courses accredited in Hungary and the US. However, in the past two years it has been threatened with closure, after the Hungarian government led by self-described “illiberal” prime minister Viktor Orbán (above) pushed through new requirements for universities offering foreign-accredited courses. His government has refused to confirm that CEU meets those requirements.

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