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 €8 million in new research grants in the academic year 2018-2019 with the support of the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office. CEU has been host institution of 18  European Research Council  (ERC) grants - among them three major Synergy grants.

During 2019, CEU researchers collaborated with close to 100 universities on collaborative research projects, 24 running of these were funded by the EU. Through ACRO, over 50 applications were filed in the academic year 2018-2019 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 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, Velux Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Ongoing Research Projects

Duration: May, 2020 to October, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Marek Hojsik, Violetta Zentai
Funding: European Commission Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC)
Duration: July, 2016 to June, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: John Andrew Michael, Clément Letesson, Marcell Székely
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Starting Grant
Duration: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrea Krizsan, Zsuzsanna Vidra, Michael Zeller
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2021 to December, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Carsten Q. Schneider
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: May, 2017 to April, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Máté Lengyel
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: January, 2021 to December, 2024
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Dóra Mérai, Volodymyr Kulikov
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Duration: September, 2019 to August, 2025
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Albert-László Barabási
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Synergy Grant
Duration: September, 2019 to February, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Duration: September, 2019 to August, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Aleh Cherp
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: September, 2019 to October, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Péter Kakuk
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrea Krizsan, Ana Belen Amil, Dorottya Rédai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: February, 2020 to January, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Violetta Zentai, Andrea Krizsan, Anna Fejos
Funding: EC Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme
Duration: August, 2021 to July, 2025
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Zoltan Miklosi
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
Duration: September, 2020 to August, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész, Gerardo Iñiguez
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme
Duration: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Marius Dragomir
Funding: European Commission - EuropeAid
Duration: September, 2020 to August, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Anna Zamm, Natalie Sebanz
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions / Individual fellowships
Duration: September, 2015 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: István Perczel, Radu Mustata
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: October, 2020 to September, 2026
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Judit Sandor
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Synergy Grant
Duration: May, 2020 to April, 2024
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Matthias Duller
Funding: Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW)
Duration: October, 2020 to August, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Daniel Kodaj
Funding: John Templeton Foundation
Duration: February, 2020 to January, 2023
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme
Duration: June, 2018 to May, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: József Laszlovszky, Dóra Mérai, Volodymyr Kulikov
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: September, 2015 to February, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Tijana Krstić
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: January, 2018 to December, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Gergely Csibra
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Advanced Grant
Duration: May, 2017 to April, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Ádám Szeidl
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Consolidator Grant
Duration: September, 2020 to August, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrea Krizsan, Dorottya Fekete
Funding: The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Duration: September, 2015 to February, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Ernő Téglás
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Starting Grant
Duration: April, 2020 to April, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Dorit Geva, Eszter Szenes
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions / Individual fellowships
Duration: May, 2018 to April, 2022
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2018 to October, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Miklós Koren, Laszlo Bruszt
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: March, 2021 to June, 2024
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Xymena Kurowska
Funding: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Duration: July, 2021 to June, 2024
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész
Funding: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Duration: March, 2020 to June, 2022
Funding: EC Erasmus+
Duration: June, 2019 to May, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: January, 2020 to December, 2024
Main researcher(s) at CEU: János Kertész, Márton Karsai
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme
Duration: January, 2015 to September, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Guenther Knoblich, György Gergely, Dan Sperber
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Synergy Grant
Duration: September, 2020 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrea Kozma
Funding: US Department of State
Duration: October, 2019 to July, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Nadia Al-Bagdadi
Funding: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Duration: June, 2018 to May, 2022
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Andrea Krizsan, Ana Belen Amil, Anna Sara Burger
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: November, 2018 to October, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Botond Kőszegi
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - ERC Advanced Grant
Duration: October, 2021 to September, 2025
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Renáta Uitz
Funding: Volkswagen Foundation
Duration: June, 2017 to November, 2021
Funding: EU Horizon 2020 - Framework Programme
Duration: June, 2021 to June, 2023
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Iacopo Iacopini, Márton Karsai
Funding: McDonnell Foundation
Duration: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Tamara Steger, László Pintér, Dora Almassy, Ian Cook
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Duration: February, 2020 to January, 2025
Main researcher(s) at CEU: Susan Zimmermann
Funding: EU FP7 - ERC Advanced Grant