CEU Featured in International and Hungarian Media: Highlights

CEU faculty, researchers, leadership and students are often featured in the media, commenting on current affairs and presenting research results. These articles can be found here on a daily basis:

CEU in the International Media: http://www.ceu.hu/taxonomy/term/111

CEU in the Hungarian Media: http://www.ceu.hu/taxonomy/term/110

Raising the profile of CEU via the media is one of the key goals and activities of the Communications Office. If you have been featured, or are seeking media opportunities, contact Hungarian Media Relations Manager Ildiko Rull at x3800 or rulli@ceu.hu, or International Media Relations Manager Colleen Sharkey at x2321 or sharkeyc@ceu.hu.

International media highlights (Summer 2014-December 2014):

Budapest Business Journal, December 5, 2014: CEU to Rebuild its Downtown Campus

The Budapest Business Journal reports on CEU's campus redevelopment project. http://www.bbj.hu/budapest/ceu-to-redevelop-its-downtown-campus_89174

BBC, December 3, 2014: The University with a Laboratory for Democracy

The BBC's Sean Coughlan writes about CEU's history, its mission to promote and support open societies and democracy, and how the latter are being scrutinized and challenged throughout the world.


The Atlantic, November 7, 2014: Is a Global System the Future of Graduate Education?

CEU President and Rector John Shattuck is featured in this Atlantic article, talking about CEU, the Frontiers of Democracy initiative, and the future of graduate education.


El Pais, November 6, 2014: Historia Se Escribe con O de Orbán (ES)

CEU Professor of Political Science Andras Bozoki and Director of the Open Society Archives and Professor of History Istvan Rev talk about the fall of communism in Central Europe and the rise of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in this piece in El Pais.


Washington Post, October 20, 2014: The Tea Party’s Anti-Washington Consensus

Erin Jenne, associate professor in CEU's Department of International Relations and European Studies, writes about the U.S. Tea Party and its open hostility toward Washington in this Washington Post guest post.


Slate, October 10, 2014: How the FAA’s Drone Policy Will Affect the Rest of The World

In this piece in Slate, School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick writes about how the U.S. decision on UAVs (personal drones) will affect policy in the rest of the world. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/10/09/how_the_faa_s_drone_policy_will_affect_the_rest_of_the_world.html

Wired UK, October 8, 2014: Your Colleagues Pose Bigger Threat to Your Privacy Than Hackers

Wired UK talks to CEU Center for Media, Data and Society Director Phil Howard about the study he conducted with 12 of his students on data privacy breaches in Europe. It is the largest-ever study of its kind.


Energy Post, September 26, 2014: Winter Gas Supply Crunch in Europe Unlikely, Experts Say

In this Energy Post article, Assistant Professor Michael LaBelle says “gas security has 'dramatically improved' and that the EU is far less vulnerable than in the past."


China Outlook, September 26, 2014: Transport at Centre of China’s Drive for Regional Supremacy

CEU Business School Associate Professor Paul Lacourbe lends his expertise to this China Outlook article on the expansion of Chinese influence and trade by rail and the obstacles they face.


PBS, September 22, 2014: Fearing Eviction, Hungary’s Roma Wonder 'Are We Next?’

Head of CEU's Nationalism Studies Program Szabolcs Pogonyi is featured in this PBS video report on Hungary's Roma population and the controversial evictions in Miskolc, Hungary's third-largest city.


Foreign Policy, August 22, 2014: The Autocrat Inside the EU

Amy Brouillette, director of the European Media Project at CEU's Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), writes about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban - his rise to power and his desire to turn Hungary into an "illiberal" state - in Foreign Policy. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/21/the_autocrat_inside_the_eu_viktor_orban_hungary_illiberal_state#sthash.dUCXolZS.dpuf

The Economist, June 19, 2014: Remembering the Yellow Star Houses

The Economist writes about the Yellow-Star Houses Project, an initiative of the Open Society Archives (OSA), CEU's sister organization. The project commemorates a dark period in Budapest's history when the city's Jewish population was forced to move into designated houses, a preliminary step toward deportation.


Hungarian media highlights (Summer 2014-December 2014):

CEU Redevelops its Campus

Hungarian economic daily Napi Gazdasag reports: CEU announced the redevelopment of its campus, starting January 2015. The redevelopment project has been designed by award-winning, Dublin-based architectural firm O'Donnell & Tuomey in tandem with Hungarian partner M-Teampannon. The project involves the renovation and new construction of approximately 35,000 square meters at the downtown campus.


Stiglitz on Illiberal Democracy and the Economy

There is no brake against corruption in an illiberal state, two-time Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz said in Budapest at a CEU lecture entitled “Can Illiberal Democracies Create Shared and Sustained Prosperity?"


German Minister Michael Roth Lectures at CEU’s School of Public Policy

German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth stressed the importance of dialog as he began a two-day talk series in Hungary. He gave a lecture at the CEU School of Public Policy entitled “Strengthening Democracy and Open Societies in Europe” on October 27.


Lemkin Reunion Participant Mujawayo and Gasanabo on the Rwandan Genocide

Nepszabadsag interview with Esther Mujawayo, and Magyar Narancs interview with Jean-Damascene Gasanabo, participants of the roundtable discussion on “The global, national, and personal implications of the Rwandan Genocide” at the Lemkin Reunion event organized by the Center for Conflict Negotiation and Recovery, CEU School of Public Policy, on October 15-16 to mark the 20th anniversary of this tragic event.

http://www.ceu.hu/article/2014-10-22/gasanabo-rwandan-genocide and


Soros on the Achievements of the Open Society Foundations

An interview with CEU founder and honorary chairman George Soros about what foundations he created have achieved so far, what they can do for Hungarian democracy, European Roma standard of living, the rebirth of the Ukrainian nation, the dismantling of the Burmese dictatorship, and the changing of the absurd drug policy conducted by the U.S.


President of Mongolia Speaks on Frontiers of Democracy

Hungarian news portal nol.hu reports: Transparency and accountability constitute the most effective weapon against corruption, according to the Hon. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, who delivered a public lecture at CEU on October 18 entitled "The Mongolian Transition to Democracy and Lessons" while on an official visit to Hungary.


CEU Releases Largest-Ever Study of European Data Privacy Breaches

Findings from a report released today by CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) released the report by Philip Howard, professor at the School of Public Policy and director of CMDS, indicating that the personal data of millions of Europeans have been compromised with 89 percent of the breaches the fault of corporations, rather than governments or other kinds of organizations.


Reinicke and Benner: Fixing Europe’s Orban Problem

Op-ed by the Dean of CEU’s School of Public Policy Wolfgang Reinicke and Thorsten Benner, director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on how the EU and other conservative parties react to Orban’s politics, and what consequences this might have for democracy.


Riedl on Modern Day Religion

Hungarian quarterly Hamu es Gyemant reported on modernity and religion, the world tendencies, and European and Hungarian processes in this field. Matthias Riedl, associate professor and head of CEU’s Department of History was also interviewed along with other renowned sociologists and experts on religion.


Kati Marton Reflects on Her Works and Life in Hungary’s Leading Magazine

Hungarian women’s magazine Nok Lapja interviewed author, journalist, scholar and CEU Board Member Kati Marton in its special August 20th edition. In the three-page interview Marton discusses her work and reflects on her life from childhood to present day.


Brouillette on Orban

Amy Brouillette, director of the European Media Project at CEU's Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), writes about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban - his rise to power and his desire to turn Hungary into an "illiberal" state - in Foreign Policy.


CEU Business School Offers Program for Data Scientists

IBM Hungary launches a degree program with CEU Business School (Master’s in Business Analytics), and three teams of students from CEU Business School’s full-time MBA program presented business plans at the NASDAQ OMX Marketsite at Times Square in New York City before a jury of specialists from NASDAQ OMX, Prezi, and CEU Business School.

http://www.ceu.hu/article/2014-08-03/ceu-business-school-offers-program-data-scientists and


General Hungarian Coverage About CEU

CEU: The Most Hungarian of American Private Universities

Hungarian political and economic weekly, HVG published an article about CEU under the title “The most Hungarian of American private universities.”


CEU Ranked 91st by Social Sciences Subject Field in New Times Higher Education University Ranking

The THE World University Rankings 2014-2015 named CEU among the world's top 100 universities in the social sciences category for the first time in the University's history. Ranked number 91, CEU is the first university in Hungary to make the list.


CEU Participates in Erasmus Mundus Programs

In Hungary, the major elite higher education institutions, including CEU, typically offer several programs. In the framework of Erasmus Mundus, the Hungarian institutions participate in 14 master and one doctoral courses, also taking care of the international coordination of four of them.


HVG on the Worth of Hungarian Diplomas, CEU Highlighted

Hungarian political and economic weekly HVG published an article about accredited courses in Hungary. Among the several higher educational institutions CEU is also mentioned, stating among others that in Academic Year 2013-2014, 246 Hungarian citizens attended CEU tuition-free and 21 others received partial tuition waivers.


CEU Among the Best at QS 2014’s by Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences and Management

In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds rankings by faculty examining 400 institutions, it was CEU that obtained the highest ranking in Hungary - it came in 150th in Arts and Humanities and 177th in Social Sciences and Management.


89 Percent of Students Receive Financial Aid at CEU

Regarding the most expensive higher education educational possibilities in Hungary CEU's special status is highlighted and the fact that 89 percent of its students receive some sort of financial aid.


Newest Webometrics Ranking Lists CEU Among the Six Best Universities in Hungary

Six Hungarian universities, including CEU are included in the top 1000 of the July 2014 rankings of Webometrics.http://www.ceu.hu/article/2014-08-13/newest-webometrics-ranking-lists-ceu-among-six-best-universities-hungary

International Degrees Available at CEU

Numerous Hungarian programs are available for those who do not want to travel, but still wish to obtain an internationally acknowledged MA diploma competitive on the labor market.