January 18, 2019
A consortium led by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), which includes the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at Central European University, won an €1.8m EU grant to run a three-year project aimed at strengthening journalism across the Balkans and Turkey. Read more here.
November 30, 2018
Alumni around the world joined forces to say #ThankYouCEU and raise a record amount in support of the university during this year’s #CEUPhilanthropyWeek. From November 26 to 30, alumni contributed to the future of this institution, via global alumni meet-ups, on-campus events that included a special Alumni Donors Reception, and an online campaign. Thank you, donors!
October 1, 2018
This university was founded on the principle of making the world a better place by paying it forward. And next month, we’re celebrating how we’ve benefited—and how to give back—during CEU’s second annual Philanthropy Week. From November 26 to 30, we’ll be hosting events on campus and around the world for alumni and students focused on the power of philanthropy, including:
July 10, 2018
Central European University (CEU) is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CEU a grant of $150,000 to support a pedagogical redesign for undergraduate and master’s programs and the establishment of a new campus in Vienna.
December 12, 2017
On November 27, on its fifth anniversary, Philanthropy Day became Philanthropy Week, full of exciting events everyone could get involved in. I had the chance to be part of Bake it >> Make it >>Forward, a very special event that encouraged the members of the CEU community to show off their baking skills by preparing sweet or savory treats or national specialties; and to share their skills which could be useful to their community, such as fixing laptops and more. (This was a twist from last year Bake it forward!)
December 12, 2017
To cap off Philanthropy Week at CEU, the Student Philanthropy Council and the Alumni Relations office organized a Pub Quiz on Friday night. Philanthropy week, an expanded version of Philanthropy day which has been held annually at CEU, emphasized the importance of philanthropy and expressing gratitude to the people who support CEU.
December 6, 2017
In today’s world, where there is shrinking space for civil society, young people can transform their concern into opportunities to enable change, according to Franz-Karl Prueller, senior advisor to the board at ERSTE Foundation, a longtime partner of CEU. Prueller addressed the CEU community Nov. 29 in a talk entitled “Advancing Civil Society and Social Innovation in Central Europe: Lessons in Social Investing from the ERSTE Foundation,” as part of CEU’s Philanthropy Week 2017.
November 9, 2017
Seven Alumni Scholarship Recipients took action to make a difference and get some hands-on experience in giving back, by forming CEU’s first Student Philanthropy Council. The council’s mission is simple: find new and fun ways to raise funds and educate the community about the importance of philanthropy.
November 7, 2017
Zsuzsanna Jaszberenyi, director of Admissions at CEU, started her campaign for homeless people in 2009, when Budapest shelters ran out of funds and couldn’t provide food for the homeless. “Families were encouraged to cook for people in need. After doing so for a while at home, I shared the call with the CEU community, and we repeat the drive every year,” Jaszberenyi says.
July 4, 2017
The CEU Board of Trustees were treated to a special screening of documentary films by CEU students on June 24. The "Best of the Mirabaud Media Lab" event was a highlight in an intense weekend and an opportunity to engage directly with students and a new initiative at CEU.