October 2, 2012
Budapest, September 27, 2012—Associate Professor Miklos Koren and Professor Botond Koszegi of the CEU Department of Economics have been awarded the prestigious Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Koren received €1.314 million for research on “Measuring Knowledge Flows from Developed Countries to Central and Eastern Europe.” Professor Koszegi received €1.275 million for research on “Behavioral Theory and Economic Applications.” Koren and Koszegi are the only recipients of the ERC Starting Grants from Hungary this year.
September 29, 2012
Yehuda Elkana, the third President and Rector of Central European University (1999-2009), died in Jerusalem on September 21, 2012, after a battle with cancer bravely borne. He was 78. Elkana was an Auschwitz survivor who became an international scholar and public intellectual with a deep commitment to open society.
September 28, 2012
September 19, 2012
Educational barriers for Romani youth remain a crucial challenge for European human rights. In the new release from CEU Press and the Roma Education Fund (REF) “Ten Years After: A History of Roma School Desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe,” edited by Iulius Rostas, contributors make a thorough assessment of the public policy initiatives undertaken in the past decade. The book focuses on past initiatives and present challenges but also has broader importance: to frame Romani institutional discrimination as a key policy debate for European and global human rights.
July 27, 2012
According to the latest QS rankings by subject fields, released in July 2012, CEU’s programs in political science and international relations (which, at CEU, includes courses in public policy), sociology, and philosophy—similarly to last year—are among the world’s best. Furthermore, CEU is the only university in Hungary with programs among the best 200 in the 2012 subject rankings.
June 11, 2012
Budapest, June 6—The Global Development Network (GDN) will hold its most anticipated event of the year – the 13th Annual Global Development Conference—in Budapest, Hungary, on 16-18 June, 2012. Titled ”Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus,” it will be held in partnership with Central European University.
June 11, 2012
Budapest, 7 June 2012— More than 600 Central European University students from more than 70 countries will receive their Master's or doctoral degrees this Thursday, June 14, at the University's 21st graduation ceremony. They join a body of more than 10,000 CEU alumni who are beginning to distinguish themselves as the next generation of leaders and scholars in this region and beyond. Humanitarian and co-founder of Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World Bernard Koucher will deliver the commencement address.
May 31, 2012
Budapest, April 17, 2012—CEU Founder and Honorary Chairman George Soros will speak about his vision for CEU's School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPPIA) that was established in the fall of 2011. Media are invited to his talk, “A Global Public Policy School for the 21st Century – My Vision,” on Tuesday, April 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the CEU auditorium.