Some 500 scholars from around the globe came to Budapest to search together for frameworks in economic thinking that help us understand the big picture, at the first-ever plenary of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), held at CEU October 19-22. YSI was created under the rubric of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which was founded by George Soros and colleagues in 2009.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €25 million to Central European University (CEU) to upgrade its campus located in the historic center of the Hungarian capital Budapest.
The EIB loan will finance the University’s urban campus development project comprising the renovation and construction of approximately 39,000 m2 of teaching, conference and research facilities. The project consolidates the University's academic and administrative entities on a single and cohesive campus with sufficient space and up-to-date facilities for students and staff.
The CEU community and special guests gathered in the University's new auditorium on October 21 to inaugurate the University's fifth President and Rector Michael Ignatieff. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Leon Botstein conducted the investiture during a ceremony complemented by Hungarian music and poetry. The ceremony also celebrated the two new state-of-the-art campus buildings. Ignatieff is a Canadian professor, award-winning writer, and former politician educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
The CEU Global Teaching Fellowship Program (GTFP) started in January 2015 as a small scale experiment to find short-term teaching positions for CEU advanced PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates. Fast forward to fall 2016 and GTFP is now a full-fledged program running two calls for applications per year for over 20 teaching positions at universities around the world.
The Dean of Students Office has announced recent structural changes implemented to further improve the resources in place supporting CEU students during their time at CEU and Budapest, and to support CEU's mission and the Office's efficiency. t
Changes in the Student Center :
From Tuesday, October 18 until Wednesday, October 26 CEU's Human RIghtS Initiative (HRSI) will be collecting non-perishable food items such as canned or boxed food, rice, pasta, flour, sugar, beans, dried fruit etc. in the plastic boxes placed in N11 Lobby.
Broken Masculinities by Cimen Gunay-Erkol, assistant professor of Turkish Literature at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, addresses authoritarianism, power and masculinity in literature written after the 1971 coup in Turkey. It not only offers a panorama of Turkey’s 1968 generation but also provides clues to understanding foundations of Turkey’s now reinforced Islamic image, current political deadlocks and ongoing struggle with democratization.
CEU's room booking system (booking.ceu.edu) has been updated. Find a list of the completed updates below. Additional smaller updates are likely to happen throughout the year.
1. a photo of each location has been uploaded
2. there are now three signs indicating the built-in equipment available in each classroom
· classrooms marked by the sign > have a built-in projector and laptop/computer