The Austrian government has given Central European University the accreditation it needs to move most of its activities from Budapest to Vienna in response to being frozen out by the Hungarian government.
Austria’s minister for education and research Iris Rauskala approved the decision, calling CEU’s move an “excellent enrichment” for the country. “I hope many national and international students will do their postgraduate research here,” she said.
Six degree programmes have been approved: BAs in culture, politics and society; and philosophy, politics and economics; MAs in international public affairs; public policy; women’s and gender studies; and an MSc in environmental sciences, policy and management. Over the next academic year, CEU plans to submit the rest of its US-accredited degrees for Austrian accreditation.