Research Projects

CEU has established a reputation as a research-intensive university through the outstanding work of its faculty members, 17 interdisciplinary research centers, and some dozen less structured faculty/student research groups. 

In line with the University’s commitment to high quality research, our Faculty obtained over €14 million in new research grants in 2013-2014 with the support of the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office. CEU has been host institution of 10  European Research Council  (ERC) grants - among them a major Synergy grant. In 2014 CEU Faculty members have successfully applied for further 3 ERC grants; these projects are to start during 2015. CEU placed fifth among European universities in the number of research awards in social sciences and humanities obtained via the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. During 2014, CEU researchers collaborated with close to 100 universities on collaborative research projects, 20 running of these were funded by the EU. Through ACRO, over 20 applications were filed in 2014 by CEU faculty for the new Horizon 2020 EU funding phase, and six have already been awarded. 
Other external funders of research and academic events include public funding agencies, such as the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), National Science Foundation, US State Department, USAID and The Korea Foundation; international organizations, among them the The United Nations Environment Programme, International Visegrad Fund; and private foundations, like Siemens AG, Volkswagen Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Ongoing Research Projects

Duration:
July, 2016 to June, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: John Andrew Michael, Clément Letesson, Marcell Székely
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Starting Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration:
December, 2012 to November, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Botond Kőszegi
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Starting Grant
Research Area: Economics
Duration:
October, 2016 to September, 2019
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Vera Messing, Zsuzsanna Arendas
Funding: EC DG Employment, Social Affiars and Inclusion
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration:
January, 2015 to December, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration:
May, 2017 to April, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Máté Lengyel
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Research Area: Cognitive Science
Duration:
February, 2016 to April, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Agnes Batory, Andrew Cartwright, Dragos Adascalitei
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration:
September, 2017 to August, 2019
Funding: CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative
Duration:
September, 2017 to June, 2019
Funding: CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative
Duration:
January, 2017 to December, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Zsuzsanna Vidra
Funding: EC DG Justice
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration:
November, 2017 to January, 2019
Funding: CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative
Duration:
November, 2016 to November, 2019
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andras Szalai, Gabi Gőbl
Funding: EC Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Projects
Duration:
October, 2014 to September, 2017
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Erin Kristin Jenne, Juraj Medzihorsky
Funding: US Department of Defense
Research Area: International Relations
Duration:
February, 2014 to January, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Levente Littvay
Funding: EU FP7 - Collaborative Project
Research Area: Political Science
Duration:
June, 2016 to June, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andras Kovacs, Luca Váradi
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions / Individual fellowships
Duration:
September, 2016 to September, 2018
Funding: CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative
Duration:
April, 2015 to March, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Dorothee Bohle
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration:
January, 2017 to February, 2020
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Marie-Pierre F. Granger, Simon Rippon, Orsolya Salát
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Research Area: Public Policy
Duration:
March, 2013 to February, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Judit Bodnár, Dorit Geva
Funding: Marie Curie Carrier Integration Grant
Duration:
December, 2013 to November, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Péter Kondor
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Starting Grant
Research Area: Economics
Duration:
August, 2016 to December, 2017
Funding: CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative
Duration:
October, 2015 to September, 2019
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions / Innovative Training Networks
Research Area: Gender Studies
Duration:
November, 2013 to October, 2018
Main researcher(s) at CEU: László Pintér
Funding: EU FP7 - Collaborative Project