Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the CEU community, we are celebrating the close of another successful academic year. Before we break for summer holidays, Vice President for Development Trisha Tanner shares a few highlights of the exciting achievements that you, our closest supporters, have helped enable, and invites you to join us in preparing for the academic year ahead.
Last month, CEU's Class of 2014, 601 master's and doctoral students hailing from 79 countries, donned caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. We applaud their ambitions, as they, like many CEU graduates before them, go into the world to reform economies, lead governments, help refugees, run universities, create start-ups, manage businesses, fight corruption, and work to make the world a better place. We are pleased to welcome the next group of future CEU grads at our Opening Ceremony on 19 September.
CEU's Business School is marking 25 years as a regional leader in management education with a series of events exploring topics of major significance for Central Europe and beyond, starting with the launch of a new publication, "Free Market in its Twenties." The faculty-authored volume examines the region's transition to a market economy and explores paths for future business success, as well as the role of professional management and entrepreneurship in enhancing global competitiveness.
Your investments make this work possible. From our pathbreaking partnership supporting university autonomy in Myanmar and hallmark Roma Access Programs, to realtime analysis of the escalating cyber battle between Israel and Hamas, Ukraine's sovereignty following Russia's annexation of Crimea, and economic implications for Brazil post-World Cup, CEU is on the forefront of intellectual inquiry and serves as a leading engine of educational opportunity for outstanding students with limited resources from transitional countries all over the world.
Please consider making a gift before 31 July. Your contribution, no matter the amount, will help set CEU on strong footing for next academic year and enable us to continue educating the next generation of global leaders to promote open democratic societies around the world.