Budapest, 15 September 2011—CEU begins its twenty-first academic year with an intake of 622 new students from nearly 80 countries who join the doctoral, second-year Master’s, and undergraduate students already at the university. With this new cadre, CEU enrolls more than 1,600 students from nearly a hundred countries. The CEU community also includes some 10,000 alumni worldwide.
Budapest, July 18, 2011—Central European University (CEU) named Krisztina Kos director of CEU Press, effective July 1. Promoted from her position as editor, Kos brings expertise gained over 10 years in publishing, deep knowledge of CEU, and a vision for developing the Press.
Budapest, 9 June 2011—Economists from Central European University (CEU) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) have shown that the achievement gap between Roma and non-Roma students is substantial both in both reading skills and mathematic reasoning, however, these differences are explained by social disadvantages; ethnicity plays no additional role.
Budapest, 9 June 2011—Central European University (CEU) has named Wolfgang H. Reinicke Dean of the new CEU School of Public Policy and International Affairs in Budapest, effective September 1, 2011. Reinicke is currently co-founder and Director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and Managing Director of Galaxar S.A. in Geneva.
Budapest, 9 June 2011—In the fall of 1991, students from Central and Eastern Europe began their studies in a handful of degree and certificate programs being offered in Prague by Central European University. That following spring, 100 students celebrated the completion of their CEU studies in Economics, History, and Sociology at the University's first commencement ceremony. This year, almost 600 students from 76 countries will receive their degrees¾Master’s or Doctoral—at this year’s graduation ceremony, the University’s 20th.
Budapest, 27 May 2011—An international team of researchers (E. Teglas, Central European University; E. Vul, University of California, San Diego; V. Girotto, University IUAV of Venice, Venice, Italy; M. Gonzalez, CNRS, Marseille, France; J.B. Tenenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; L.L.
4 May, 2011, Budapest—Organized jointly by the Department of Public Policy at CEU, the Global Public Policy Institute, the Brookings Institution, and supported by the European Commission, the Norwegian Embassy in Budapest and Drager Foundation, TEGD will bring together professionals from all sectors (governments, NGOs, business, media, think tanks, universities) in order to promote constructive debate on energy security issues in natural gas.
Budapest, 8 April, 2011—CEU has embarked upon a comprehensive plan to redevelop the current CEU campus to create a University that is forward looking in both technology and sustainable energy use, and unique in the Central and Eastern European region. The plan presents CEU with a remarkable opportunity to create a complex, modern campus. Its prime objectives are to provide sufficient space and appropriate facilities to support current as well as future activities and needs of the University.
Budapest, 2 March, 2011—One of the most prominent newspapers in the Czech Republic, Lidove noviny, recently published an article on law faculties in Central Europe in which CEU's Department of Legal Studies, headed by Stefan Messmann, ranked first.
Davos, Switzerland, and Budapest, Hungary, January 26, 2011 – The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), launched with a $50 million pledge from George Soros to promote changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, grants and education initiatives has announced an academic partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), to create INET@LSE, a new program that will apply ideas from “complexity social science” to improve the design and effectiveness