December 1, 2014
Hungarian news portal magyarnarancs.hu reports: A memorial erected in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and World War II was inaugurated in ELTE’s Trefort Garden: the 1-centimeter-wide and 200-meter-long bronze strip embraces the university campus along its walls as a kind of unique grout between the bricks, bearing 199 names. The university pays homage to its former professors, students, and staff members, all of those who lost their lives as a result of the anti-Jewish laws in forced labor, concentration camps, ghettos, or military service.
December 1, 2014
Mundus MAPP student Mihai Popsoi took part in an international debate project called "Visegrad4Moldova! - Debating the European Union: Visegrad 4 Experience." Popsoi’s essay, “Moldova Cannot Own its Future Unless it Breaks with its Past” won the essay competition of the project.
November 18, 2014
A group of 43 students from the rural teaching school in a small town in Mexico were taken away by municipal police on Sept. 26. Shocked by the violent abduction, a group of Mexican CEU students (Marcela Figueroa Franco, Ursula Sanchez, Ana Isabel Enriquez Vargas, Victor Mercader Lara, and Isaac Guzman Estrada) approached Human RightS Initiative, asking to organize a campaign against violence from Mexico.
October 21, 2014
Eszter Neuberger, MA student in CEU’s Nationalism Studies Program has received the Tamas Szego Award for her report series entitled Refugees in Hungary that was published in Hungarian weekly HVG. The award is given two journalists under 30 who stand up for the fallen in print or online publications. For more information, see https://nationalism.ceu.hu//node/41758
October 17, 2014
Founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), youth platform shorob.com is a finalist for the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 in the Community, Advocacy, and Development Activism category. “I’m very excited to be in the running with great organizations across South Asia,” Ahmed commented.
October 13, 2014
Diane Matar, PhD student in CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy will present her findings at IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. Matar gets special mention on CoalitionWild website's for "inspiring a new generation."
October 7, 2014
PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Ilker Corut was awarded the best translation prize of the Turkish Academy of Sciences for his translation of Dipesh Chakrabarty’s seminal book “Provincializing Europe” (Bogazici Universiy Press, 2012). For more information, see https://sociology.ceu.hu//node/41619
September 9, 2014
PhD student in the Department of Philosophy Isik Sarihan’s project, entitled "The Internalist-Intentionalist Research Program" was awarded a year of funding by the Swiss Sciex-NMS-Ch program. The project will be run at the University of Fribourg, under the supervision of Gianfranco Soldati. For more information, see https://philosophy.ceu.hu//node/41270
August 4, 2014
Hungarian news portal vs.hu reported on what foreigners like about living in Hungary. They interviewed six young people who came to Budapest and stayed. Derya and Gabriela, who study at CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies, emphasized the architecture, which carries the imprint of the past centuries like a living book of history. Derya, who comes from Turkey, was amazed by how much freedom people have here. ”In Hungary, everybody behaves and dresses anyway they like! In my country, if somebody looks and acts different, people exclude them and speak ill of them.
June 17, 2014
Joci Marton, who completed the Roma English Language Program and is now graduating from the Roma Graduate Preparation Program, volunteers with Uccu, a Hungarian NGO that facilitates dialogue between Roma and non-Roma elementary and middle school students.