US-chartered Central European University announces plan to depart Hungary

October 26, 2018


As it has expanded its footprint abroad, U.S. higher education has had to navigate government policies in host countries that risk limiting academic freedom or otherwise don’t reflect American academic values. As of December 2017, there were more than 50 U.S. universities operating or developing 77 branch campuses outside the country, according to the Cross-Border Education Research Team at the University at Albany, SUNY. That’s up from 59 branches in 2005.

CEU’s story, while unique, draws attention to the risks of establishing branch campuses abroad amid increasing political instability, Education Dive reported earlier this year.

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