Awards and Distinctions

CEU's Sharkey Wins National Grammar Day Haiku Contest

CEU International Media Relations Manager Colleen Sharkey won the 2017 National Grammar Day haiku contest, sponsored by podcaster Grammar Girl and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). Her haiku is a play on words that relate to both grammar and pregnancy: 

With a pregnant pause
I calculate periods
Here come contractions

First-year and Advanced Doctoral Students Win Academic Awards

CEU's University Doctoral Committee has announced the winners of the Award for Advanced Doctoral Students, rewarding outstanding student research, and the Academic Achievement Award for First-Year Doctoral Students, rewarding outstanding performance in coursework and comprehensive exams. A list of the winners and their departments follows. For more information about the awards, see

Call for Nominations for the CEU Distinguished Teaching Award

The CEU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes CEU faculty members for promoting high standards of teaching, linked with the mission and institutional ambitions of CEU. Initiated by the Provost and established by the CEU Senate in 2014, this award not only underscores CEU's long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, but also provides an opportunity for faculty, students and alumni to acknowledge teaching at CEU that has had a special impact on their academic work and lives.

The Award will be presented at the CEU Opening Ceremony in September 2017.

Call for Nominations for the CEU Award for Outstanding Research

The CEU Award for Outstanding Research was founded to recognize outstanding research by CEU faculty that has significant international impact.

Nominations should be sent to in electronic format by Friday, March 31, 2017.  

CEU’s Campus Redevelopment Project Wins CIJ Award for Environmental Sustainability

CEU’s campus redevelopment project, the first phase of which was completed in August 2016 with the opening of the new Nador 13 and 15 buildings, received the Environmental Social and Sustainability Award, part of the CIJ Awards Hungary competition sponsored by CIJ, Europe’s leading Real Estate digital and print news provider. Campus Redevelopment Director Pal Baross accepted the award on behalf of CEU November 29 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here in Budapest.