Over the last decades, the CEU has achieved a global reputation for teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities. It is a success story, which Hungary can be very proud of. Thousands of students have come to Budapest from all over the world in order to learn from and meet with fellow students from Hungary, while getting to know their host country. In our field of International Relations, the CEU has put Hungary on the global map by its faculty, students and their research. It has become a hub that helped academia in Hungary to better interact with the world – and vice versa.