October 3, 2017
For the last several months, negotiations have continued between New York State and the Government of Hungary regarding CEU’s future in Budapest. CEU has deliberately abstained from comment in order to facilitate successful negotiations. As you know, CEU is not at the negotiating table. However, we have been informed that negotiations have created the basis for an agreement.
September 15, 2017
CEU formally began its new Academic Year today, welcoming students, faculty, staff and distinguished guests with an Opening Ceremony held in the spirit of free inquiry, diversity, and open society that are the hallmarks of CEU. President and Rector Michael Ignatieff welcomed more than 700 new students from more than 90 countries to the CEU community, which now includes 1,500 students and hundreds of staff and faculty, as well as 14,000 alumni worldwide.
September 15, 2017
Professor Petra Aczel, Head of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Communication Theory at Corvinus University, and Maurizio Pirro, Associate Professor of German Literature of the University of Bari Aldo Moro will receive the sixth annual CEU European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area.
June 24, 2017
Budapest, June 24, 2017 – CEU welcomes the statement from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo calling yesterday's discussions with Kristof Altusz, Hungarian deputy state secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, productive. CEU is not a participant in the negotiations, but we hope they lead to a solution that enables CEU to remain in Budapest as a free institution. CEU COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
June 23, 2017
Budapest, June 23, 2017 – Today at Central European University's 26th graduation ceremony, 708 students from 97 countries received master's, doctoral degrees and non-degree certificates at Budapest's Palace of Arts (MUPA). The University also awarded the Open Society Prize to former German President Joachim Gauck in recognition of his courageous defense of human rights and his distinguished record in the service of free societies.
May 30, 2017
Budapest, May 30, 2017 – Central European University (CEU) announces plans to maintain all of its activities in Budapest in the 2017-2018 academic year. CEU hopes that current negotiations will rapidly lead to a long-term solution that allows CEU to remain in Budapest.
May 30, 2017
Budapest, May 30, 2017 – Mr. Joachim Gauck has been awarded the 2017 Open Society Prize in recognition of his courageous defense of human rights and his distinguished record in the service of free societies. Mr. Gauck, called “a true teacher of democracy” by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, served as president of Germany from 2012 to 2017.
May 24, 2017
Budapest, May 24, 2017 – Central European University (CEU) welcomes today’s statement by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo indicating his readiness to enter into discussions “without delay” with the Hungarian government about the amendments to the Higher Education Act that particularly target CEU. Cuomo’s statement is timely, since Hungary has until tomorrow to respond to the European Commission’s letter of formal notice that it has launched infringement proceedings. The European Parliament’s resolution of May 17 called on the Hungarian government to enter into negotiations with the U.S.
May 18, 2017
Budapest, May 18, 2017 – At today’s government press conference, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Janos Lazar and Hungarian government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs made a series of inaccurate and defamatory statements about CEU.
May 17, 2017
Budapest, May 17, 2017 – Central European University (CEU) welcomes the resolution passed by a majority in the European Parliament calling for repeal of Lex CEU. An amendment further calls on the government “to immediately suspend all deadlines in the act amending the National Higher Education Act, to start immediate dialogue with the relevant US authorities in order to guarantee the future operations of the CEU issuing US-accredited degrees and to make a public commitment that the university can remain in Budapest as a free institution.”