The prestigious award comes with the €5,000 Diener Prize and will be presented at CEU’s Opening Ceremony in September 2021.
Imprisoned student Ahmed Samir Santawy began a hunger strike last week to protest a 4-year sentence in jail.
Vienna, June 21, 2021 – The Board of Trustees of Central European University today announced the appointment of Professor Shalini Randeria as the 6th President and Rector of CEU. She will be the first woman to take up the role since the university was founded 30 years ago.
The appointment follows an international search process conducted by a Search Committee of trustees, faculty and staff in consultation with the university Senate.
Vienna, June 18, 2021 – Today, at a ceremony in Vienna, former Minister for Health for Kerala, Smt. K.K. Shailaja Teacher, was announced as this year’s recipient of the prestigious CEU Open Society Prize.
Vienna, June 18, 2021 – Philanthropist George Soros warns that, “the forces of authoritarianism are on the rise” and says we must work together to reverse the trend.
Vienna, June 18, 2021 – Michael Ignatieff calls on graduating students to make a difference as they step out into the wider world.
CEU believes the government has no intention of creating the conditions in which international institutions like CEU can operate freely in Hungary.
According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, two CEU programs rank amongst the top 50 worldwide, with a further 3 in the top 100.
We call upon our sister universities and all those committed to academic freedom to join us in demanding Ahmed's rapid release.
CEU condemns the takeover of all branches of government by the Myanmar military and the violent crackdown on unarmed civilians.