March 12, 2018
Budapest/Vienna March 12, 2018 -- Central European University (CEU) and the City of Vienna announce that they are in negotiations about a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would enable CEU to open a satellite campus site in Vienna, complementing its home campus in Budapest and its American site at Bard College in New York State. As the largest German-speaking university city close to CEU’s home base in Budapest, Vienna offers ideal conditions for a new site. On the basis of the MoU, the Otto Wagner area will be examined as a possible location.
February 28, 2018
Central European University is pleased to announce that the university’s Hungarian legal entity (Kozep-europai Egyetem) was reaccredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (MAB) following a review, which takes place every five years. Separately, we are pleased to announce that five of CEU’s academic programs were ranked among the top 100 in the world, and two others in the top 200, by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in its global subject rankings, released today.
November 7, 2017
Video of CEU Press Conference October 17, 2017
October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017 – CEU welcomes any initiative that reduces uncertainty, but the Minister of Justice’s proposed extension of the deadline prolongs the uncertainty while walking away from a solution that lies at hand. An agreement between the State of New York and the Government of Hungary guaranteeing CEU’s existence is ready for signature. Resolution of this matter is now up to the government. The government can simply sign the agreement it has already negotiated.
October 13, 2017
Budapest, October 17, 2017 – Central European University (CEU) states that it has taken all steps to fulfill the conditions of the amended Hungarian higher education law known as ‘lex CEU,’ and presents documents supporting its full compliance with the condition regarding educational activities in our institution’s country of origin.
October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 – Today is the first deadline to be met for foreign higher education institutions wishing to continue their operations in Hungary under the new Hungarian higher education law—“lex CEU.” CEU continues its operations uninterrupted. Indeed the re-accreditation of the University by Hungarian higher education authorities is proceeding as normal. As always, CEU will comply with all Hungarian regulatory processes and requirements. The next deadline is January 1, 2018, which requires that an agreement between Hungary and New York State be in place.
October 9, 2017
October 9, 2017 – This morning, the spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the following statement in answer to a reporter’s question:
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.