Hungary’s university loss is Austria’s gain | Brief letters

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Tucked away on page 30 of last Friday’s Guardian was the news that Viktor Orbán has forced out the Central European University founded by George Soros in Budapest 26 years ago. The University of Vienna, where humanities flourish, has proved ready to pick up the baton. Soros’s vision embraced medieval studies among the CEU’s foundation disciplines, cherished by outstanding rectors, and the excellent quality of CEU’s research and teaching, and of its graduates, will be accommodated in a congenial setting. The gain will be Austria’s. Alas, the tragedy is Hungary’s.
Jinty Nelson
King’s College London

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