Alumni Stories

CEU Alumnus Appointed Executive Director of Development Foundation of Armenia

CEU Business School alumnus Armen Avak Avakian (BUS MBA '09) has been appointed Executive Director of the Development Foundation of Armenia. 

Avakian follows former Acting Executive Director Karen Meguerditchian in the role. 

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CEU InnovationsLab Company Talk-A-Bot to Participate in Hungarian Government-Sponsored Pavilion at CeBIT

Toward the goal of becoming a leader in digital technologies in Europe, Hungary is building its largest pavilion ever at the CeBIT conference, which starts in Hannover March 20, and CEU InnovationsLab company Talk-A-Bot will be one of the exhibitors as a successful innovative startup. Talk-A-Bot represented the 18 Hungarian companies participating in CeBIT at a press conference held today by Hungarian government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs and government project manager Tamas Deutsch.

CEU InnovationsLab Company AbsoRice Named Innovative Startup

AbsoRice Hungary Kft., a CEU InnovationsLab company, received the "Innovative Startup of the Month Award” from the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy. CEU InnovationsLab is a business incubator operated at Central European University. Founders and Managing Directors Marton Olah and Tamas Peter Nagy accepted the award from Minister Mihaly Varga in a ceremony held March 14.

CEU Calling: Phonathon 2017 is Under Way

March 14, 2017

As CEU moves forward, keeping alumni informed is crucial. That's why Phonathon 2017 students are calling alumni around the world, as a part of a 6-week campaign that ends on April 2. They are eager to find out how everyone's doing and to deliver the latest news, including CEU's bold new strategic planning, academic unit updates, Alumni Campaign news, and this year's Alumni Reunion in Budapest.

Alumna Sali Becomes First Roma Lawyer in a Decade at ERRC

February 14, 2017

Senada Sali (RAP '14, IRES '15) has become the first lawyer of Roma origin to be named to the European Roma Rights Center in a decade. Read more here about Senada's childhood, decision to study law in her native Macedonia and at CEU, her motivation and her career, in her own words.