CEU’s Senate has approved a proposal to change the name of CEU’s School of Public Policy (SPP) to Department of Public Policy (DPP) as of September 1, 2021. Founded in 2012, and drawing on the legacy of DPP dating back to 2004, SPP exemplifies the long-standing commitment of CEU to public policy education and research.
“We want the new DPP to grow, to build a professional program, to strengthen its doctoral training and academic masters programs, and as and when numbers justify it, to add new faculty,” comments Professor and Acting Dean Martin Kahenic, adding, “CEU’s leadership remains committed to public policy as an important subject and to the faculty, staff and students of the current SPP to continue developing their own unit, renamed DPP.”
SPP has worked hard and achieved high academic and research status while functioning as a de facto department, and the name change aims to reflect more accurately the scale of operations. The unit draws on the profound expertise of its diverse, internationally renowned faculty of outstanding teachers and researchers with a track record of impactful academic and policy achievements.
According to QS subject ranking several CEU programs rank in top 100 in the world and in “Politics” and “Social Policy and Administration”, to which the School of Public Policy contributes, CEU ranks 25th and top 100th in the world, respectively. For over 10 years, before the creation of the School, CEU had a DPP. With this naming update, CEU will return to those roots.