Statement in Support of Zoltán Ádám

Photo: Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem / Michael Daramola


We, members of the CEU Democracy Institute, the CEU Institute for Advanced Study and the Blinken OSA Archivum, express our solidarity with Dr. Zoltán Ádám, recently dismissed from his position as associate professor of economics at Corvinus University.


In refusing to examine a student who had not met the necessary requirements earlier this year, Dr. Ádám did the right thing.

In refusing to give in to pressure brought by the student’s family (stakeholders in the company of which the president is also the president of the board of Corvinus) to allow them to take the exam, Dr. Ádám did the right thing.

In lodging a complaint when irregular arrangements still enabled the student to pass the exam, Dr. Ádám did the right thing.

The sudden termination of Dr. Ádám’s contract is a shocking assault on academic freedom. It violates all sound principles upon which the integrity of higher education is established.

Justice for Dr. Zoltán Ádám!