Research Projects

CEU has established a reputation as a research-intensive university through the outstanding work of its faculty members, 17 interdisciplinary research centers, and some dozen less structured faculty/student research groups. 

In line with the University’s commitment to high quality research, our Faculty obtained over €14 million in new research grants in 2013-2014 with the support of the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office. CEU has been host institution of 10  European Research Council  (ERC) grants - among them a major Synergy grant. In 2014 CEU Faculty members have successfully applied for further 3 ERC grants; these projects are to start during 2015. CEU placed fifth among European universities in the number of research awards in social sciences and humanities obtained via the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. During 2014, CEU researchers collaborated with close to 100 universities on collaborative research projects, 20 running of these were funded by the EU. Through ACRO, over 20 applications were filed in 2014 by CEU faculty for the new Horizon 2020 EU funding phase, and six have already been awarded. 
Other external funders of research and academic events include public funding agencies, such as the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), National Science Foundation, US State Department, USAID and The Korea Foundation; international organizations, among them the The United Nations Environment Programme, International Visegrad Fund; and private foundations, like Siemens AG, Volkswagen Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Ongoing Research Projects

Duration: February, 2016 to April, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Agnes Batory, Andrew Cartwright
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: January, 2016 to December, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Liviu Matei
Funding: EC - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: October, 2015 to September, 2019
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Jasmina Lukic
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions / Innovative Training Networks
Research Area: Gender Studies
Duration: September, 2015 to August, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Albert - László Barabási
Duration: September, 2015 to August, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Tijana Krstić
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: September, 2015 to August, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Ernő Téglás
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Starting Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: September, 2015 to August, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Maria Kronfeldner
Funding: CEU Humanities Initiative
Research Area: Philosophy
Duration: September, 2015 to August, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: István Perczel, Radu Mustata
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: June, 2015 to May, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrew Cartwright, Julia Szalai, Violetta Zentai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: May, 2015 to October, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Almos Telegdy
Funding: University of Southampton
Research Area: Economics
Duration: May, 2015 to April, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Jean-Louis Fabiani
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: April, 2015 to March, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Nick Sitter, Violetta Zentai, Agnes Batory, Andrea Krizsan
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: April, 2015 to March, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Dorothee Bohle
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: March, 2015 to December, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Gábor Klaniczay, József Laszlovszky
Funding: DAAD, Hungarian Scholarship Board Office
Duration: January, 2015 to December, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Guenther Knoblich, György Gergely, Dan Sperber
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Synergy Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: January, 2015 to December, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2015 to December, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai, Andrew Cartwright, Julia Szalai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: December, 2014 to November, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration: December, 2014 to November, 2016
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai, Zsuzsanna Arendas
Funding: EC DG Employment, Social Affiars and Inclusion
Duration: October, 2014 to September, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Erin Kristin Jenne, Juraj Medzihorsky
Funding: US Department of Defense
Research Area: International Relations
Duration: August, 2014 to July, 2019
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Natalie Sebanz
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration: March, 2014 to November, 2017
Funding: CEU Humanities Initiative
Duration: February, 2014 to January, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Levente Littvay
Funding: EU FP7 - Collaborative Project
Research Area: Political Science