Canadian author, Reporters Without Borders get Israeli prize
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize was awarded Thursday to Canadian author Michael Ignatieff and Reporters Without Borders for their work in promoting democracy amid an authoritarian wave to crack down on academic and journalistic freedom.
Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University said Monday it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna next September, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros and targeted by Hungary's populist prime minister, said Tuesday that the school will begin recruiting students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The announcement from the board of trustees seemed to confirm the university's commitment to staying in Budapest as it awaits a decision by the Hungarian government regarding its compliance with new rules for higher education institutions.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Budapest-based university founded by Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros says it's in talks to open a satellite campus in Vienna.
Central European University Rector Michael Ignatieff said Monday in a statement that Budapest would remain its home base.
Ignatieff said CEU looks forward "to working with the city and the Austrian government to make a CEU Vienna a reality."
Soros-founded university urges Hungarian govt to sign deal
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The rector of a university founded by financier and philanthropist George Soros on Tuesday urged Hungary to sign an agreement with New York state guaranteeing the school's continued operations in Budapest.
Central European University rector Michael Ignatieff said the institution had fully complied with changes to Hungary's law on higher education but was being held in "legal limbo" by the government's inaction.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian foreign ministry says it has summoned Canada's ambassador to Hungary after she expressed concerns about the fate of a Budapest university and academic freedom as a whole.
The ministry said Friday that Ambassador Isabelle Poupart's statements on recent amendments to the law on higher education are false and academic freedom is not under threat.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down.
"My institution has a gun pointed to its head," Central European University President Michael Ignatieff told lawmakers, academics and reporters at the European Parliament, a day before Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses the assembly in Brussels.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University said Tuesday that government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years.