Vienna, November 25, 2021 -- How is it that a chef can control their knife to fillet a fish or peel a grape and can wield a cleaver just as efficiently as a paring knife? Even those of us less proficient in the kitchen learn to skillfully handle an astonishing number of different objects throughout our lives, from shoelaces to tennis rackets. This ability to continuously acquire new skills, without forgetting or degrading old ones, comes naturally to humans but is a major challenge even for today’s most advanced artificial intelligence systems.
The individuals and higher education institutions that are inspiring continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health
Vienna, October 7, 2021 – How do babies interpret what they see on a screen? Can they differentiate between virtual and real objects, characters, and events, or do they think they could try the toy car on TV just like the one next to them on the carpet?
Vienna, October 5, 2021 – The complexity of many biological, social and technological systems stems from the richness of the interactions among their units. Over the past decades, a variety of complex systems have been successfully described as networks whose interacting pairs of nodes are connected by links. Yet, from human communications to chemical reactions and ecological systems, interactions can often occur in groups of three or more nodes and cannot be described simply in terms of dyads.
September 17, 2021, Vienna – CEU formally launched its 2021/22 Academic Year on September 16, 2021, welcoming more than 700 new students from more than 100 countries to the university, some 75% outside of the EU. They join more than 700 current students, and more than 18.000 alumni worldwide, all part of the global CEU community.
Vienna, September 15, 2021 – TIME named CEU Democracy Institute Research Fellow Dorottya Redai to the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the Sept. 27 / Oct. 4 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, September 17, and now at time.com/time100.
Stacey Abrams: ‘It isn’t sufficient to say you want the world to be better”
Vienna, September 15, 2021 – The podcast, Democracy in Question, launches its third season to coincide with International Day of Democracy.
One of the most important voices in the fight for democratic rights in the United States, Stacey Abrams is the special guest of host Shalini Randeria, CEU President and Rector.
Vienna, September 8, 2021 – Language acquisition is one of the most investigated topics of cognitive development, not surprisingly, considering that we still haven’t managed to fully understand how babies can acquire their language in such a fast and efficient way that adults would never be able to do so. One of the many questions, for example, often in the focus of research is how can babies make inferences regarding the meanings of novel words they hear in their environment.
Vienna, August 5, 2021 – Research into global climate models by leading international academics shows that current worldwide economic policies are in danger of leading nations away from emission and global warming targets.
Existing growth-driven economic scenarios rely heavily on increased energy use in the future, and the use of carbon capture and storage technologies, which are as-yet untested on a commercial scale.