CEU Celebrates Its 21st Academic Year

September 15, 2011

Budapest, 15 September 2011—CEU begins its twenty-first academic year with an intake of 622 new students from nearly 80 countries who join the doctoral, second-year Master’s, and undergraduate students already at the university. With this new cadre, CEU enrolls more than 1,600 students from nearly a hundred countries. The CEU community also includes some 10,000 alumni worldwide.

Provost/Academic Pro-Rector Katalin Farkas will serve as master of ceremonies. President and Rector John Shattuck will deliver opening remarks. CEU Board Chairman Leon Botstein will greet the assembly. And Wolfgang Reinicke, founding dean of the School of Public Policy and International Affairs, will give the opening address.

Venue:                        Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall (V. Budapest, Szechenyi ter 9.)

Date:               Friday, September 16, 2011

Time:              3.00-4.00 p.m.


Notes for Editors:

Effective Sept. 1, 2011, Wolfgang H. Reinicke is dean of CEU’s new School of Public Policy and International Affairs. The school will focus on promoting innovation in public policy in a time of pressing global challenges as well as new opportunities. Reflecting the distinctive mission of CEU, the school will highlight the particular role of civil society as a driver for change. The core focus is on the just, legitimate, and efficient delivery of public goods by public, private, or civil society actors at the local, national, regional, transnational, international, or global levels. Promoting civic engagement is an essential part of the school’s mission, and will be pursued in its various degree programs and through executive education and outreach programs. As inaugural dean, Reinicke will play a central role developing the school into a first-class institution with a distinctive global agenda in teaching, research, and policy practice. In doing so, he will build on a distinguished career as an international scholar, a policy leader in the public sector, an academic entrepreneur, and a managing director in the private sector.


For further information, please contact Ildiko Rull, Hungarian Media Relations Manager, at 327-3800 or 06-30-2588-626, or at rulli@ceu.hu