As part of a package of new initiatives aiming at providing renewed clarity of institutional direction at CEU, a series of university-wide interdisciplinary seminars was launched as a forum for faculty members and doctoral students from across the University to debate advanced and also timely topics that are relevant beyond the scholarly area or areas covered covered by a particular academic unit, and plan joint cross-academic unit projects. Three seminars have been held so far.
CEU, as it prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, has launched the Intellectual Themes Initiative as part of a process to explore and develop new activities that encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and research, prompt new forms of civic engagement, enhance the academic profile of CEU and contribute to shaping its future institutional direction. A call for proposals, together with a full description of the initiative, was circulated to all members of the CEU community on November 11, 2015.
The master’s degree program offered by the MESPOM Consortium of Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the Monterey Institute for International Studies (USA), and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), ranked 55 under the category ‘Best Masters for Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Worldwide’ by Eduniversal Group on Best-Masters.com.
The CEU Board of Trustees has elected a new Trustee, Carol T. Christ, at its most recent meeting on October 18. Christ is the director of Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and former executive vice-chancellor and provost of the University of California, Berkeley, and former president of Smith College.
Judit Sandor, professor in the Departments of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies and director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine at Central European University, has been a steering committee member of the International Academic Network on Bioethics since its inception in 2006.