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Here you can find an overview of the public relations work of Universities Austria (uniko).

The latest press release of uniko:

uniko calls for immediate release of arrested student

22 February 2021

Universities Austria (uniko) joins Central European University (CEU) in the call for the immediate release of Ahmed Samir Santawy, the CEU student who was arrested in Cairo earlier this month while visiting his family. The student was charged with being a member of a terrorist organization, among other charges, and was held in custody for an additional 15 days last week without a hearing or legal representation. uniko stands alongside CEU in condemning the denial of the student’s right to a fair trial and calls on the Egyptian authorities to grant Ahmed Samir Santawy immediate access to legal aid and to his family.

Urgent appeal of six European Rectors' Conferences to the Hungarian government

14 September 2020

Solidarity with the Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE): The Rectors’ Conferences of the Czech Republic (CRC), Germany (HRK), Poland (KRASP), Slovenia (RKRS) and Austria (uniko, FHK) are seriously concerned about the threat to university autonomy.

The six Rectors' Conferences express their concern about the Hungarian government transferring all of the management powers of the Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) to a new board of trustees, which is appointed directly by the government.

After the forced move of the Central European University and the withdrawal of the autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences last year, these measures are a further step toward silencing critical positions by reducing the political independence of art, culture and science in Hungary.