Intellectual Themes Initiative

CEU has launched the University-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) as part of a process to explore and develop a new institutional mission that would take into account the accelerating rate of change of the contemporary world and the overwhelming growth in available information about it. The University needs to educate students and conduct research on how to navigate through this complexity. The challenge ahead is to find the best way to integrate existing resources, use the wisdom of the disciplines and the strengths of separate units in an inspiring and productive academic enterprise. Therefore, the University is seeking to respond by initiating the University-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative and inviting its faculty members, student, administrative staff and external partners to propose joint ideas for tackling complex societal issues.

The University-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative is built around themes that serve as federative platforms encompassing a range of teaching and research activities across the University, as well as civic engagement and outreach initiatives. They have been formulated to address complex issues requiring new interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research.

For inquiries about the Intellectual Themes Initiate or University-wide Seminar series please write to iti@ceu.edu.

News

http://eduline.hu/felnottkepzes/2016/2/9/Menekultek_oktatas_CEU_PZ5FAZ - Hungarian news site edupress reports: According to the Euronews report “Refugees in Hungary offered classes to speed integration,” CEU is arranging 13-week English-language courses for registered asylum seekers, in which up to 40 people can take part. Participants are from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Sudan.

As it prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, CEU has launched the University-wide Intellectual Themes Initiative. This is a major new institutional endeavor at CEU, meant to promote exploring and developing new activities that encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and research, prompt new forms of civic engagement, enhance the academic profile of CEU and contribute to shaping its future institutional direction. The first call for proposals, together with a full description of the initiative, was circulated to all members of the CEU community in November 2015.

As part of a package of new initiatives aiming at providing renewed clarity of institutional direction at CEU, a series of university-wide interdisciplinary seminars was launched as a forum for faculty members and doctoral students from across the University to debate advanced and also timely topics that are relevant beyond the scholarly area or areas covered covered by a particular academic unit, and plan joint cross-academic unit projects. Three seminars have been held so far.

CEU, as it prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, has launched the Intellectual Themes Initiative as part of a process to explore and develop new activities that encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and research, prompt new forms of civic engagement, enhance the academic profile of CEU and contribute to shaping its future institutional direction. A call for proposals, together with a full description of the initiative, was circulated to all members of the CEU community on November 11, 2015.

Events

15
May
Matthias Mahlmann, Renáta Uitz, Liviu Matei
Seminar | 15 May 2018
05
Dec
Constantin Iordachi, Mikkel Thorup, Juan Francisco Fuentes
Seminar | 05 Dec 2017
27
Apr
Frank Geels, Jessica Jewell, Aleh Cherp
Seminar | 27 Apr 2017
05
Apr
Nick Sitter, Andreas Goldthau, Svein S. Andersen
Book Launch | 05 Apr 2017
20
Feb
Gerhard Jaritz, Tijana Krstić, Prem Kumar Rajaram
Seminar | 20 Feb 2017