Graduation Events

Graduation is the culmination of a great deal of work and a celebration of achievement. CEU is committed to making graduation an unforgettable experience.

The CEU Graduation Ceremony takes place each year in June. At the ceremonies the CEU Open Society Prize is also awarded. Former recipients of the CEU Open Society Prizes include Sir Karl Popper (1994), Václav Havel (1999), Ricardo Lagos (2006), Carla Del Ponte (2007), Kofi Annan (2008), Martii Ahtisaari (2009), Louise Arbour (2010), the late Richard C. Holbrooke and Javier Solana jointly (2011), Aryeh Neier (2012), Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (2013), Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva (2014), and the International Renaissance Foundation (2015).