EDITORIAL

Academia under fire in Hungary

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Science  12 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6338, pp. 563
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5395

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On 10 April, Hungarian President János Áder signed into law an amendment to the National Higher Education Law that would outlaw the Central European University (CEU). Although portrayed by the government as a purely administrative step, the “Lex-CEU” law is a strident attempt to curtail academic freedom and limit the independence of academic institutions.

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