Researchers at the Centre for Medieval Studies in Prague stand with CEU
Declaration of solidarity with the Central European University
We, researchers at the Centre for Medieval Studies in Prague (Institute of Philosophy of Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University), being alarmed by the situation concerning the Central European University in Budapest, express solidarity with our colleagues, scholars, who are contributing CEU to be a top research and educational institution in Central Europe.
Academic relations and collaboration with CEU and with its Department of Medieval Studies in particular have always been fruitful and were never burdened by any external factors. CEU supports international research without any utilitarian purposes and is helpful to create a Central European scholarly network. We comprehend the higher educational law passed now in Hungary as a judicial attack against an open research and educational institution.
Prof. PhDr. Petr Sommer, CSc., DSc.
Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies
Prof. PhDr. Frantisek Smahel, DrSc. Dr.h.c. mull.
Deputy Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies