CEU Team Wins Award at EAIE Conference

Central European University attended the 31st EAIE Annual Conference in Helsinki at the end of September.

The non-profit European Association for International Education was founded in 1989 and it is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. The EAIE Annual Conference is the largest conference in Europe with a focus on internationalization of higher education. This year, it was held in the capital of Finland on September 24-27.

CEU’s current situation was discussed in a session on academic freedom, chaired by CEU’s Global Partnership Officer Monica Jitareanu. Controversial issues from across the globe were introduced by Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, Senior Program Officer at Scholars at Risk. Agnes Leyrer, CEU’s Academic Cooperation Officer presented Hungary as a case study.

The team took the prize for Best Poster in Category Country Updates,for a visual representing the university’s relocation from Budapest to Vienna. The case was also featured in the Times Higher Education special conference issue.

Also attending the conference were Oleksandr Shtokvych, Senior Program Manager of CEU’s Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education and Serge Sych, CEU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Career Services and Alumni Relations.

Oleksandr shared his views on cooperation with the higher education sector in Myanmar in a session focusing on North-South partnerships for development. Serge - a veteran of the EAIE community - contributed to sessions on alumni relations best practices and shared insights on developing support from university leadership around a “campfire”.

This was the last year that CEU would attend as a Hungarian university. Next year it will be represented at the Study in Austria booth.