As part of CEU's 25th anniversary celebrations, Chairman of the CEU Board of Trustees Leon Botstein conducted the Budapest Philharmonic Society Orchestra through pieces that reflect CEU's history as both a Hungarian and American university. The June 25 musical celebration took place at Budapest's grand Liszt Academy, with soloist Xheni Rroji on piano. Music has played a vital and pivotal role in the history of politics, culture and society in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the U.S.
As CEU President and Rector John Shattuck prepares to step down after seven years of outstanding service, the University is preserving his legacy by renaming the Center of Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery in honor of his visionary leadership of CEU. Canadian Michael Ignatieff was elected as CEU's fifth president and rector and will begin his term later this summer.
CEU's campus redevelopment project reached a milestone June 24 when the large "CEU" letters were affixed to the new Nador 15 facade. Excitement is building as the end of Phase I of the three-phase project approaches and CEU prepares to open the new Nador 15 and the renovated Nador 13, which will house a new, large auditorium, the five-floor library, CEU Business School, and several other academic and administrative units.
Two new initiatives to promote cross-unit collaboration at the University were discussed in the Academic Forum on May 5 and later endorsed by the Senate
1) CEU Course Hub web page
2) A new regulation to allow all Masters-level students to take 4 credits per academic year outside of their home unit without any formal administrative approvals at the student’s home unit.
Erasmus+, the EU's programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020, has opened up its doors for countries around the world for the first time. Erasmus-type credit mobility programs are now available in the framework of inter-institutional agreements, for all three groups: students, academic and administrative staff.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, business, civil society and academia.
The New York State Education Department has registered two new Advanced Certificate Programs at CEU: the Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies and the Advanced Certificate in Political Thought.
The Nador 13 and 15 buildings are visibly coming to life every day (Phase I), and work has already begun on Phase II of the project. Here is an overview of the two phases and the progress we have achieved.
Phase I, Nador 13 and 15, will be completed in August and units will move into these new buildings in time for the start of next academic year. The opening of the two buildings will be only slightly later than originally planned. The General Contractor is committed to the following handover dates: