April 14, 2020
by Catherine Wright, first-year MA student in the Department of Political Science A Letter from Your Neighbor On March 13, the Hungarian government announced that all universities would be closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As a master’s student at Central European University and a foreigner in Hungary, myself and many other international students were faced with a decision: Should I stay or should I go?
April 6, 2020
by Talia Dunyak, second-year MA Student in the Department of International Relations As I write this, it’s been 22 days since the Hungarian government announced that all universities must close their in-person teaching, in a hope to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
March 4, 2020
On Sunday February 23, I had the pleasure of joining CEU’s Center for Religious Studies (CRS) on an outing to the quaint town of Mohacs, in Baranya County in the south of Hungary, to witness the annual Busojaras Carnival. The event is an important cultural marker for the town’s Sokci community who celebrate the occasion by masquerading as the immediately recognizable Busos.
January 10, 2020
A well-crafted research proposal demonstrates one’s intellectual maturity and suitability for graduate study. And yet, for many applicants, the prospect of writing this can be a daunting one. As such, it may be helpful to think about the proposal as less of an assessment and more as an opportunity. It is your chance to express your passion for what interests you and to justify to the faculty why a particular issue or question is worthy of academic attention. To help you, here are a few guidelines which can help point you in the right direction.
December 3, 2019
I’ve been here in Budapest for exactly 100 days now. This means that I have made it 100 days in Europe without any major disasters - I cannot believe it! This experience has been incredible, and I only have 18 days left before Christmas break, when I leave for home and see my family once again. Three crazy, ridiculous, insane weeks, what with preparation for finals and my list of one hundred and one things that I want to do between now and then. I hope I will survive them!
November 19, 2019
During the last weekend of September, I, along with many other students, boarded coaches that would take us across the hilly landscape of Transdanubia to CEU’s brand new campus in Vienna’s tenth district. The journey marked a milestone in the University’s history and represented a fresh beginning following a turbulent period of uncertainty.
July 18, 2019
Four CEU students were among the volunteers who helped build a community house in the rural Hungarian village of Hernádszentandrás. The community house is being developed by the InDaHouse Foundation, which provides sustainable assistance for underprivileged families in four villages in northern Hungary.
April 8, 2019
What are the consequences of wearing polyester clothes? Which diet results in the lowest rate of greenhouse gas emissions? What are the most environmentally-friendly modes of transportation in a city? These and many other questions were raised and answered during the Environment Week organized by students at CEU on March 18-22.
March 29, 2019
Finding your thesis topic is not an easy task. We are supposed to find something interesting, innovative and relevant within our disciplinary fields. The anxiety increases every day as the deadline for submitting our thesis topic and possible supervisor is closer. This is perhaps harder than writing the thesis itself. Here are a few tips that can help you find something that is interesting, feasible and perhaps original. 1. Identify something you are interested in or passionate about
March 1, 2019