Rector of the Central European University, Michael Ignatieff told Reuters that the university founded by George Soros continues to operate in Budapest despite the higher education law that concerns CEU and the “Stop Soros” NGO transparency law.
Ignatieff ruled out any exodus of students from the Hungarian capital and said the university would even expand there if it reaches an agreement with the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Reuters reports.
“There will be no big exodus, no line of CEU students and faculty and staff marching on the highway to Vienna. We will make our voices heard in that worst case scenario,” Ignatieff said. He told Reuters that the class of 2019 would have to enroll over the Austrian border in Vienna if the CEU fails to strike the deal.