Budapest, May 7, 2015 – An international team of higher education experts led by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei had the honor of meeting Nobel Prize recipient and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, and several members of Parliament on April 30 and May 1 in Yangon. Dr. Suu Kyi is chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Education Reform. The meeting was coordinated and also attended by representatives of the International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Foundations.
Budapest, March 17, 2015 – The European Economic Association (EEA) and the Yrjo Jahnsson Foundation named CEU Professor Botond Koszegi the winner of the 2015 Yrjo Jahnsson Award for his contribution to the theoretical foundations of behavioral economics, and its application to public finance and contract theory. The award is accompanied by a €20,000 prize from the Yrjo Jahnsson Foundation.
Budapest, Feb. 2, 2015 – In line with CEU's strategic sustainability goals, the U.S. Department of State's Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Hub for Central and Eastern Europe has partnered with the University to provide a $30,000 grant to support a Sustainable University Network (SUN) of student environmental groups in Hungary.
Budapest, January 15, 2015 – The Sigrid Rausing Trust has awarded CEU a €113,000 (£90,000) grant to support the CEU Roma Access Programs (RAP). Since 2006, the Trust has partnered with RAP on a variety of initiatives, ranging from student scholarships to internship support.
Budapest, Dec. 8, 2014 – Ford Foundation has awarded Central European University (CEU) a $350,000 grant to further expand the University's work on promoting access, rights, and justice for Europe's most marginalized community, the Roma. CEU's Roma programs include the CEU Roma Access Programs (RAP), initiated with Ford Foundation funding in 2004, and a new University-wide initiative for Roma advancement and inclusion.
Budapest, Dec. 3, 2014 – Central European University has announced that it will begin construction on the redevelopment of its campus in January 2015. The redevelopment project has been designed by award-winning, Dublin-based architectural firm O'Donnell & Tuomey in tandem with Hungarian partner M-Teampannon. The project involves renovation and new construction of approximately 35,000 square meters at the downtown campus.
Budapest, Oct. 7, 2014 – Findings from a report released today by Central European University's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) indicate that the personal data of millions of Europeans have been compromised with 89 percent of the breaches the fault of corporations, rather than governments or other kinds of organizations.
Budapest, June 10, 2014 –European Commissioner of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva has been named the 2014 CEU Open Society Prize winner. The CEU Open Society Prize is awarded to an outstanding individual whose achievements have contributed substantially to the creation of an open society. Sir Karl Popper received the first prize in 1994, followed by Vaclav Havel, Arpad Goncz, Ricardo Lagos, Carla Del Ponte, Kofi Annan, Javier Solana, Richard C. Holbrooke and others.
Researchers in CEU's Center for Policy Studies (CPS) are participating in a large-scale project that aims to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts in Europe by addressing two deficiencies in current discourse: lack of in-depth knowledge of new forms of child-trafficking and lack of involvement of the Roma community (a group at high risk of child trafficking). The project, funded by the EU Commission, will focus on three new forms of trafficking: child begging, labor exploitation for pick-pocketing, and sexual exploitation of boys.
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