“Fudan Hungary and Its Contexts” – Joint Event by CHERN – CEU Democracy Institute

In this roundtable discussion, panelists Maria Adele Carrai, David Goodman, Simon Marginson, and discussants Sigrun Abels (WG 4 member), Wolfgang Röhr, and Ágnes Szunomár (WG1 leader) will discuss the Hungarian government’s plans to set up a Fudan University branch campus in Budapest. The discussion will be moderated by Pál Nyíri (WG 5 leader).

What could the first campus of a Chinese university in the European Union mean to higher education in China and worldwide? If built respecting local preferences and law, could it make a welcome contribution to global intellectual exchange? Under what conditions, if any, could it provide a platform for free academic conversations across, and about, ideological and epistemological divides? Will the globalization of Chinese universities diversify an existing market or will it mainstream a new model of state-controlled and -censored academic mobility? How much autonomy can universities and academics expect in this model?

The roundtable discussion, organized jointly by the CEU Democracy Institute and the China-in-Europe Research Network (CHERN), will seek answers to these questions, and many more.

Monday, July 5, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CET

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 The discussion will be moderated by Pál Nyíri


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