CEU’s redevelopment project reached a milestone this month - the highest point of the renewed campus. The CEU and Nador utca neighborhood communities celebrated Dec. 10 in the courtyard known as the Japanese Garden with a traditional Hungarian “topping up” ceremony, in which a tree is set atop the highest point of the building. Since the holiday season is approaching, and CEU’s project team has two cranes on site, in this ceremony the tree was carefully lifted by crane to the top of the building, set on top, and lit with holiday lights.
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The following relocations have been completed recently:
· Roma Access Program moved to Oktober 6/7 building rooms 426, 427, 428;
· Source Language Teaching Group and the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies fellows moved to Oktober 6/7 building rooms 408-409;
· Human RightS Initiative moved to the Linkage area between the Faculty Tower and Oktober 6/12.
Central European University's new campus design has been granted “Very Good” status by BREEAM officials, making it the second higher education institution in continental Europe and the first in Central and Eastern Europe to receive this distinction.
The CEU community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University, gathered May 9 in the construction area of Nador utca 15 in Budapest to celebrate laying the foundations for the renewed downtown campus. At this historic moment in the University’s history, the plans for the campus development in 1993 as well as the plans for the current redevelopment were ceremonially placed in the foundation of the building.
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Carved red marble blocks, fragments of tile, stained pieces of wrought iron – these are a few of the “archaeological finds” at the construction site of the new CEU building at Nador utca 15. Students in CEU’s Cultural Heritage Studies Program visited the site in March, uncovering these gems from another era in the history of downtown Budapest.
The Department of Cognitive Science moved from the Frankel Leo utca building to the first floor of the Oktober 6 utca 7 building. The Cognitive Development Center is scheduled to move from Hattyuhaz to the first floor of the Oktober 6 utca 7 building on March 28.
The noise associated with campus construction should cease by the end of the month.