From the President and Rector

Welcome to Central European University.

CEU is a new model for international education, a center for regional and global studies, and a source of intellectual support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights.

We are located in Budapest, a crossroads of the world. Our students come from 110 countries and our faculty from more than 30.

CEU is a young university, and a dynamic one. In just two decades, it has achieved an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, bridging academic disciplines, and combining specific knowledge with universal values.

CEU offers graduate-level English-language curricula in the social sciences, humanities, law, management and public policy. Our faculty, students and alumni are studying the challenges of globalization, and applying what they learn to address the problems of our time.

At the core of its mission, CEU is defined by a set of principles: pursuit of the truth wherever the inquiry may lead; honest engagement with history; a willingness to take risks and embrace new ideas; respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples; support for the integrity and dignity of individuals; and commitment to resolve differences through rational debate and the instrument of democracy.

CEU is a global institution in an interconnected world. Whether you come to us as a student, a teacher or a visitor, you are part of an inspiring and deeply rewarding educational enterprise.