September 13, 2018
Budapest, September 13, 2018 -- Central European University (CEU) responds to statements by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto yesterday regarding CEU’s educational activities in the U.S., and the draft agreement regarding CEU that is awaiting signature.
August 28, 2018
Budapest, August 28, 2018 – CEU has been forced to announce the immediate suspension, with effect as of August 24, of its education programs for registered refugees and asylum seekers, the Open Learning Initiative (OLIve), together with the administration of its European Union-funded Marie Curie Research Grant on migration policy in Central and Southern Europe.
August 16, 2018
Budapest, August 16, 2018 — CEU condemns recent unfounded attacks against Gender Studies programs in Hungary. Gender Studies is an internationally recognized academic field, which produces intellectually and socially relevant knowledge and which has been taught at our university for well over a decade. Our graduates are exceptionally successful at finding employment in the international job market. Eliminating the program would be a loss to the Hungarian scholarly community and would further limit academic freedom in the country.
July 19, 2018
Budapest, July 19. – CEU Professor Gergely Csibra has been made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. Professor Csibra (Department of Cognitive Science) was elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work studying the cognitive capacities of infants.
June 28, 2018
Budapest, June 28, 2018 – Central European University (CEU) welcomed U.S. Ambassador David Cornstein to the university’s downtown Budapest campus today.
June 26, 2018
Budapest, June 26, 2018 – Having fulfilled its obligations under Hungarian law and faced with the Hungarian government’s continuing refusal to bring the lex CEU matter to a conclusion, the university’s Board of Trustees, at their June 23 meeting authorized CEU to open recruitment for Budapest for the academic year 2019-2020, according to the University’s regular recruitment schedule. They also strongly re-affirmed their commitment to the university in all circumstances.
June 20, 2018
Budapest, June 20, 2018 – Central European University expresses its solidarity with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and its researchers in the face of recent attacks in the press and the government’s new policies relating to scientific research funding. It is vital for the future of academic freedom in Hungary that the Academy conserve its right to govern itself and to allocate resources for research on scientific criteria alone.
June 14, 2018
Budapest, June 14 2018 –Central European University is awarding its highest honor, the Open Society Prize, to the distinguished Hungarian economist Janos Kornai in recognition of his work in inspiring economic transition in former communist societies. Created in 1994, the award has been given to Karl Popper, Vaclav Havel, Arpad Goncz, Tom Lantos, Bronislaw Geremek, Ricardo Lagos, Carla Del Ponte, Kofi Annan, Richard C. Holbrooke, Joachim Gauck and Kristalina Georgieva, among others. The Prize will be presented to Kornai at CEU's commencement ceremony in Budapest on June 22.
May 22, 2018
May 15, 2018
Budapest, May 15, 2018 -- With the announcement of the departure of the Open Society Foundations from Budapest, Central European University (CEU) reaffirms its determination to remain in Budapest and to fulfill its teaching and research mission in the city that has been our home for the past 26 years.