Budapest, June 26, 2018 – Having fulfilled its obligations under Hungarian law and faced with the Hungarian government’s continuing refusal to bring the lex CEU matter to a conclusion, the university’s Board of Trustees, at their June 23 meeting authorized CEU to open recruitment for Budapest for the academic year 2019-2020, according to the University’s regular recruitment schedule. They also strongly re-affirmed their commitment to the university in all circumstances.
Central European University hosted its first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on June 18.
Hosted by the Dean of Students' Office, the competition featured presentations by 10 CEU doctoral students covering a wide range of research topics, from the cognitive processes of babies through bank bailouts to ethical farming. Each student had 180 seconds to give a compelling presentation on their thesis and its significance.
The participating doctoral students were:
The assumption that an open international economy leads to or supports open society is in trouble, said renowned political economist Dani Rodrik during his conversation with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on May 17.
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CEU Alumna Reyhan Durmaz was named a 2018 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship fosters the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Durmaz's dissertation is titled “Stories, Saints, and Sanctity between Christianity and Islam.”
Professor Janos Kertesz has been appointed head of the new Department of Network and Data Science. Kertesz already directs the PhD in Network Science program at CEU.
CEU's Nador 13 and Nador 15 buildings, that is Phase 1 of the campus redevelopment project, have received the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2018. The award has been given to 20 exceptional new buildings in 16 countries all over the world that exemplify design excellence, architectural ambition and deliver meaningful social impact.
The rise of globalism and the expansion of education have created new rifts in societies that make it difficult for low-income, low-education voters to unite under one platform, said Thomas Piketty, professor at EHESS and the Paris School of Economics, who spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on April 18.