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.

Central European University hosted its first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on June 18. 

Hosted by the Dean of Students' Office, the competition featured presentations by 10 CEU doctoral students covering a wide range of research topics, from the cognitive processes of babies through bank bailouts to ethical farming. Each student had 180 seconds to give a compelling presentation on their thesis and its significance. 

The participating doctoral students were: 

In recognition of the University's communications campaigns in response to the attack on its academic freedom, CEU has been awarded the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Gold Award in the Crisis Communications category. CASE, founded in 1974, is a membership association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

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.  

Farewell to Spring: Revolutionary Youth Magazines 1968/2

The year of 1968 started with great hopes in some Central- and Eastern European countries: for a brief moment it seemed that strict ideology was being replaced by political pragmatism. Elements of consumer culture, and even the private sector, appeared; cultural censorship was loosened – or even lifted. The whirlwind of the Western protest movements reached the region as well, while counter culture also left its mark on Czechoslovakia, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Hungary.

CEU Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

Fancy hearing an 80,000 word thesis explained in less than 180 seconds? The Dean of Students Office invites you to the first-ever


CEU Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

with 10 doctoral students / Dean of students (mc)

THE COMPETITIOnPhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 

Dehumanizing the Other: Responding to Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Roma Anti-Refugee Speech

Please find the preliminary program below. Please support our endeavor by sharing the link to this event page or the Facebook event. This conference is hosted by CEU and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. It will be livestreamed at

June 4, Monday, CEU

CEU Auditorium A, Nador utca 15

17:00 Welcoming Remarks

The Affordances of Landscape vol.1 – exhibition opening of photos by Carlos Spottorno, Asim Rafiqui, Kitra Cahana, Ziyah Gafic, Tom Hatton, Yoav Galai

"Landscape, we suggest, does not merely signify or symbolize power relations; it is an instrument of cultural power" 
WJT Mitchell, Landscape and Power

The exhibition is a collection of images and reflections by photographers Asim Rafiqui, Ziyah Gafic, Kitra Cahana, Tom Hatton and Carlos Spottorno on their approach to "landscape" and the ways in which they negotiate with its constraints and affordances.

Curated by Yoav Galai, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of International Relations at CEU