Vienna Just an Emergency Solution: What's the Future for the Central European University?

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: October 9, 2019; 09:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

About a year after it was driven out of Hungary by Viktor Orban, the CEU has started its provisional operation in Vienna-Favoriten. Two new Master programmes in Business Administration and International Public Affairs were launched simultaneously. Within 5 to 6 years, the Vienna campus is to move to Baumgartner Höhe. But the CEU will never abandon Budapest as a location.

The 6-storey building in Favoriten is only a temporary solution. In five to six years the CEU will move to the area of the Otto-Wagner-Hospital. / Picture: © CEU - Central European University

CEU formally began its 2019/20 Academic Year on September 13 with an Opening Ceremony at CEU’s Budapest campus.

Rector and President Michael Ignatieff welcomed close to 650 new students from more than 80 countries to the community of 1,300 students, hundreds of staff and faculty, and nearly 17,000 alumni worldwide.

But as President and Rector Michael Ignatieff already…