CEU Summer University (SUN) started on June 24, with sixteen courses, over 500 participants and faculty from 85 countries. Courses range from professional development courses on issues of mediation, lifelong learning, funding journalism in the digital age, environmental policy on disaster management, geospatial solutions for water management, the precautionary principle in sustainability governance to research-oriented courses on moral questions of philosophy, nationalism, and globalization, territorial sovereignty, Romani identities, among others.
Most courses combine various disciplines in their exploration of the issues they focus on. Just to illustrate the cross-disciplinary nature of the courses, here are two examples. The “Thinking About the Possible” course invites discussions from the areas of cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, informatics, linguistics, neuroscience, and philosophy, while the “The Biological and the Social between 1900 and Today” course examines links between social sciences and biology relying on research in a wide range of disciplines such as bioethics, cognitive science, gender studies, history and philosophy of science, life sciences, public policy, science studies, and sociology.