A Look Back at 2021: CEU Recognitions and Achievements

December 28, 2021

2021 brought numerous recognitions and achievements for CEU faculty, students, staff and alumni, demonstrating the excellent caliber of the university’s global community. Below is a snapshot of the year’s honors and awards.

Andrea Peto, awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sodertorn University; Nadia Al-Bagdadi, elected to the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes; Julián Casanova, awarded the 2020 Aragonese Literature Award; Gabor Klaniczay, inducted as Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America; Adam Bodnar, awarded 2021 Medal "For Civic Wisdom" by Krakow Monthly; Marija Golubeva, appointed Minister of the Interior of Latvia; Niko Tatulashvili, appointed Human Rights Advisor in Georgia; Jaroslav Miller, appointed President of Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic; Ana Belen Amil and Ruth Candlish, honored by the International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship (IAMAS); Xymena Kurowska, recognized by the European International Studies Association (EISA); Laszlo Barabasi and Federico Battiston, honored by the European Physical Society (EPS); Dorottya Redai, named as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2021, also receives Emma Goldman Snowball Award; Martino Comelli, awarded the Egon Matzner Prize for Socioeconomics; Diana Urge-Vorsatz, shortlisted for the Austrian State Award for Environment and Energy Technology 2021 in Research and Innovation; Ulrike Plettenbacher, nominated for a second term as Vice President of the Austrian Private Universities Conference (ÖPUK); Martin Kahanec, appointed Chairperson of Economics, Business, and Management Sciences, Academia Europaea;  Priscilla Santos,  Sustainability Award Finalist, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); Iacopo Iacopini, awarded the Complex Systems Society Emerging Researcher Award  Andrea Weber, appointed to the Board of Editors for the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA); Sahar Fetrat, recognized as one on the’s BBC 100 Women of 2021; Bela Greskovits received the 2021 East European Politics Best Article Prize; and Diana Urge-Vorsatz, appointed to Science Advisory Committee of IIASA.