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CEU Opens Academic Year 2017-18

September 15, 2017

CEU formally began its new Academic Year today, welcoming students, faculty, staff and distinguished guests with an Opening Ceremony held in the spirit of free inquiry, diversity, and open society that are the hallmarks of CEU.

President and Rector Michael Ignatieff welcomed more than 700 new students from more than 90 countries to the CEU community, which now includes 1,500 students and hundreds of staff and faculty, as well as 14,000 alumni worldwide.

Professors Aczel and Pirro Receive Sixth Annual CEU European Award for Excellence in Teaching

September 15, 2017

Professor Petra Aczel, Head of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Communication Theory at Corvinus University, and Maurizio Pirro, Associate Professor of German Literature of the University of Bari Aldo Moro will receive the sixth annual CEU European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area.

President and Rector Ignatieff's Remarks at CEU Opening Ceremony 2017

September 15, 2017

The following is the text of the address by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff at the university's Opening Ceremony on September 15, 2017.

To the ambassadors and representatives of their countries
To the rectors and representatives of Hungarian universities.
To our hard-working faculty
To our dedicated staff
To our returning students
Welcome!

To the incoming CEU class of Masters and Doctoral students-- all 769 of you from 93 countries-- we hope CEU will be a transformative experience and we welcome you warmly to this community.

CEU Library Co-hosts VHA Training for Hungarian Middle and High School Teachers

September 12, 2017

You could be forgiven for passing the group of teens in downtown Bacsalmas, a small town in southern Hungary one afternoon last April without a second look. Earbuds in, eyes on their phones and tablets, the scene seemed quite ordinary. However, something more taking place. The teens were participating in an iWalk, an educational program that connects physical locations to Holocaust-related events using survivor and witness video testimonies.

Incoming Students Meet CEU Community at Welcome Afternoon 2017

September 12, 2017

CEU Dean of Students Chrys Margaritidis hosted new students at the CEU Welcome Afternoon on September 8. An integral part of the orientation week, the Welcome Afternoon is designed to give new students an early opportunity to interact with each other across departments and to begin developing a sense of belonging within the CEU community. New students could meet representatives of academic units, student clubs, and external organizations offering a wide range of programs in Budapest.