According to the Hungarian Higher Education Law university rectors are formally appointed by the President of the Hungarian Republic. On Thursday, April 1st, Professor John Shattuck participated at a formal confirmation ceremony at the Hungarian Ministry of Education following his earlier appointment last August as President and Rector of Central European University.
Gergely Csibra, Professor of Psychology, Cognitive Development Center (CDC), CEU, has been awarded a 1.5 million Euro Investigator Research Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in the “Social Sciences and Humanities” category for his research proposal entitled “Human Infants' Contribution to Learning from Others by Ostensive-Referential Communication”, the Brussels-based organization announced at the end of last week.
Peter Kondor, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Central European University (CEU) was awarded the Smith Breeden Prize in Atlanta at the annual meeting of the American Finance Association in January 2010. One of the most prestigious prizes in the field of finance given for the best article published in 2009 in The Journal of Finance, the leading financial journal, the Smith Breeden Prizes are awarded annually for the top three papers in any area other than corporate finance. The winning papers are chosen by the Associate Editors of The Journal of Finance.
Among political decision-makers and leading scientists from around the world, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Enegry (3CSEP), CEU / Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU / Lead Expert, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-winning IPCC) presented at the COP15 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, contributing to "Construction Counts for Climate", a COP15 side event on low carbon policies for buildings and construction—a sector offering great potential for carbon mitigation, given that almost 40 percent of all energy is consumed in buildings.
The Inauguration of John Shattuck as the fourth President and Rector of Central European University, took place on November 2, 2009.
The Master of Ceremonies, Provost/Academic Pro-Rector and CEU University Professor, Howard Robinson, delivered Opening Remarks.
In his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CEU, Leon Botstein, presented the Insignia of Office of President and Rector to Professor John Shattuck.