CEU, together with other Hungarian universities, was represented in the Study in Hungary booth at the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Annual Conference in Liverpool September 13-16. Academic Cooperations Officer Agnes Leyrer, Global Partnerships Officer Monica Jitareanu and Erasmus Mobility Coordinator Anna Szathmari, and Vice President for Enrollment Management & Alumni Relations Serge Sych gave presentations on student experience, alumni relations and internalization best practices.
At CEU’s 26th Academic Year Opening Ceremony on September 16, 2016, Provost/Pro-Rector Liviu Matei presented the 2016 CEU Award for Outstanding Research to Professor Gergely Harcos of the Department of Mathematics and its Applications for a co-authored paper that solves a fundamental problem on hyperbolic manifolds whose roots are in quantum mechanics and number theory.
CEU ranks among the world's top 350 universities, according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017, published September 21. CEU also ranks 8th in the world in terms of international outlook, and tops the list of Hungarian institutions in the rankings. This is the first time CEU has been included in the THE World University Rankings.
CEU opened its doors to visitors during the European Heritage Days September 17-18. CEU students, alumni, the Cultural Heritage Studies Program, the Civic Engagement Office and the External Relations Office worked together to plan and conduct the activities celebrating the heritage that CEU safeguards and opens to the public in downtown Budapest. CEU offered thematic guided tours on campus in English and Hungarian. Registered tour participants over the two days numbered 329, and more than 1OO casual visitors also dropped in for a chat or a quick look around CEU’s new campus buildings.
Markos Kounalakis, fellow at CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society who received his PhD from CEU in International Relations in June 2016, was appointed a member of the U.S. Advisory Commision on Public Diplomacy by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Name: Zofia Pazitna
Title: Project Officer
Number of years at CEU: 8 plus one year as MA student at Sociology
Home city/town & country: Komárno, Slovakia
What’s your favorite Hungarian food?
Szilvasgomboc (plum dumpling) as used to be made by my Grandmother
Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?
I've admired Van Gogh since I was a child
This summer, CEU’s Student Recruitment Office, in cooperation with the Alumni Relations Office, scheduled a record number of 47 pre-departure orientation sessions around the world.
CEU and the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation have established a three-year Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships program to be housed at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU).
Would you like to sing in a good company? Would you like to have fun after a hard day? Would you like to sing correctly? If yes, join the CEU Choir!
When? On Wednesday evenings from 7 till 8.30.
Where? Oktober 6 utca 7, October Hall
The first rehearsal will be held on October 5 at 7.00 p.m.
We are going to sing Winter Wonderland, Ring Christmas Bells, The Little Drummer Boy etc.
It’s not a problem if you don’t know how to read sheet music.