Awards and Distinctions

Former CPS Researcher Sebhelyi Named TIP Report Hero

Each year, the U.S. Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. This year, Hungarian sociologist, human rights activist and former CEU researcher Viktoria Sebhelyi was named one of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes, receiving the Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery Award.

Krstic and Kezdi Win CEU Distinguished Teaching Award, Klaniczay Awarded for Outstanding Research

Tijana Krstic, associate professor in the Departments of Medieval Studies and History, and Gabor Kezdi, professor in the Department of Economics, have been named the recipients of the 2017 CEU Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes CEU faculty members for promoting high standards of teaching, linked with the mission and institutional ambitions of CEU.

Professor Balazs Receives High Honors from Germany

Peter Balazs, professor in the Department of International Relations and director of the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, received the Knight Commander's Cross of the Republic of Germany in recognition of his significant contribution to German-Hungarian relations and the development of Europe. Balazs received the distinction from Lieselore Cyrus, charge d'affaires of the German Embassy in Budapest, in a ceremony May 24.

Ignatieff Elected Honorary Fellow of Oxford’s St Antony’s College

The Governing Body of the University of Oxford’s St Antony’s College has elected CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff as its Honorary Fellow on May 3.

CEU's OLIve Program Wins Webit Award for Innovation in Education

CEU's Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) program, won the Webit Award for Best Innovation for Education for the CEE region. Webit Awards demonstrate and endorse the quality and efficiency of business models, business and social impact, social projects and policy-making in the new digital and tech markets with special focus on CEE.