December 1, 2020
Read the December 1 statement from the CEU Senate.
November 27, 2020
Since Piaget there is a long-lasting disagreement among psychologists about the availability of logical concepts at different stages of development. When do children arrive to make logical inferences? Is there logic before language? While developmental findings from the last 30 years have changed our view of the young infant highlighting many amazing capacities (e.g.
November 24, 2020
Central European University (CEU) expresses its grave concern over the repeated detentions and sentencing of its doctoral student at the Department of History, Aliaksandr Bystryk, in Belarus.
October 20, 2020
A new collaboration (https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-environ-012420-045843) between construction experts and leading international academics, including senior members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, reveals global innovation in the building sector with the potential to help fight climate change.
October 6, 2020
Today’s judgement from European Court of Justice in Commission v Hungary (C-66/18) related to the Hungarian law amending the 2017 Law on higher education known as “Lex CEU” is a vindication of CEU’s battle to defend academic freedom and the rule of law.
October 2, 2020
Marking the official opening of the Austrian university academic year, Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research Heinz Fassmann made an official visit to CEU’s Vienna Campus to meet with members of the university's first-ever cohort of undergraduate students. Following welcome remarks by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, Minister Fassmann spoke with student from new Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BA program launched last week as part of CEU’s new undergraduate offer.
September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020, Vienna - CEU formally launched its 2020/21 Academic Year on September 25, 2020, welcoming nearly 700 new students from 90 countries to the university. They join more than 600 current students, and almost 18.000 alumni worldwide, all part of the global CEU community. The virtual Opening Ceremony is available at https://youtu.be/gVrJHVBM2is.
September 25, 2020
Whose job is most at risk from the C-19 economic downturn? How much subsidy would compensate different types of businesses for the recent social distancing measures? How can you make forecasts when official statistical data collection is simply too slow?
September 3, 2020
A new study in PNAS (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1919387117) shows that bees share a capacity for automatic learning the complex statistical properties often experienced in natural environments. Previously this was thought to be a visual capacity only present in humans and higher-level species, and the discovery in bees with a miniature brain inspires further improvements in AI.
July 27, 2020
CEU has been notified by Blackbaud, a third-party service provider and one of the world's largest providers of customer relationship management systems for non-profit organizations and the higher education sector, of a data security incident. While Blackbaud assures us that the data compromised in the incident was comparatively low risk as it did not involve credit card information, we immediately launched our own investigation and wanted to inform our community about the situation and the steps we are taking to ensure the greatest possible level of data security.