May 3, 2016
Three distinguished CEU community members have been appointed members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. CEU Trustee Attila Chikan, professor emeritus at Corvinus University, was appointed full member of the Academy, Section of Economics and Law. Professor Chikan served as Hungary’s Minister of Economy from 1998 to 99. He was rector of Corvinus University of Budapest from 2000 to 2003.
February 23, 2016
Jeremy Braverman joined CEU as Media and Visual Education Specialist on February 15. In this newly created position Braverman’s primary role is be to support media production, including documentary filmmaking, across CEU’s programs through the establishment of a new, donor-funded Media Lab in the new library, and to collaborate with members of the CEU community to create innovative educational opportunities in media production to support teaching and research.
February 9, 2016
Botond Koszegi of CEU’s Department of Economics has been appointed “egyetemi tanar” as of February 1, 2016. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system
February 9, 2016
Professor Tibor Tajti has been appointed Acting Head of the Department of Legal Studies at CEU, effective January 15, 2016. His appointment will continue until the Head of Department, Professor Karoly Bard, is able to return to his duties or until the end of this Academic Year. Tajti appointed Assistant Professor Eszter Polgari as the Acting Chair of the Human Rights Program until the return of Professor Bard or until the end of this Academic Year.
February 9, 2016
Andrea Peto, professor in the department of Gender Studies at CEU, has been reappointed as a member of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 6 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies' for another 2 years (2016-2018) and to the Horizon2020 Advisory Group for Gender by the European Commission.
January 28, 2016
Julius Horvath, professor and head of the Department of Economics, has been named acting dean of CEU Business School, while Julia Buxton, associate dean for academic affairs and programs as well as professor of comparative politics at the School of Public Policy (SPP), has been named acting dean of SPP. Both appointments, made by CEU President and Rector John Shattuck, begin August 1 for a period of one year.
November 30, 2015
SPP Visiting Professor Kinga Goncz has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to a distinguished panel on health technology innovation and access. The panel, which is co-chaired by Ruth Dreifuss, former president of Switzerland, and Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana, has been tasked "to ensure that everyone can access quality treatment at affordable costs while also incentivizing innovation and the development of new technologies such as vaccines, medicines and diagnostics."
November 17, 2015
Andrea Peto, professor in the Department of Gender Studies at CEU, has recently been appointed a member of the Scholarly Advisory Board of the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen for the next two years. Peto will consult on new directions and developments in research and education on topics related to the documentation within the ITS and on how to advance the utilization of such documentation within the scholarly arena.
November 16, 2015
The CEU Board of Trustees has elected a new Trustee, Carol T. Christ, at its most recent meeting on October 18. Christ is the director of Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and former executive vice-chancellor and provost of the University of California, Berkeley, and former president of Smith College.
October 19, 2015
The 2015 Electoral Committee at CEU announced the results of the 2015 Student Union Elections. Congratulations to the new President and Vice President of CEU's Student Union, Zola Valashiya and Nilofer Habibullah!