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.
Name: Szilvia Kardos
Title: Executive Assistant to the Provost
Number of years at CEU: 18
Home city/town & country: Sturovo, Slovakia
What’s your favorite Hungarian food?
Racponty (rac means Serbian, so in fact it is carp Serbian style)
Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?
Art Nouveau architecture and artwork, in general.
As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the CEU community gathered to reflect on the University's founding vision with a discussion with Founder and Honorary Chairman George Soros on June 24, 2016. CEU was founded in 1991 as a place where scholars can speak openly, enquire deeply and take intellectual risks, as a university dedicated to the principles of open society.
Nearly 700 students from 81 countries received master's and doctoral degrees and program certificates at CEU's graduation ceremony on June 25. The University's 25th commencement ceremony was also the last for CEU President and Rector John Shattuck, who is stepping down this summer after seven years of distinguished service.
Jonathan R. Cole, former provost of Columbia University and member of the CEU Board of Trustees, presented his latest book “Toward a More Perfect University” at CEU on June 17. The book launch was part of the second conference of the Central European Higher Education Cooperation.
The seventh university-wide seminar on Symbolic Capital in the 21st Century: Managing Status, Reputation and Influence in a Changing World was convened to reflect on symbolic hierarchies in an age of radical transformation on May 25.
The CEU community of faculty, staff, and students are committed to civic engagement, have volunteer experience, and encourage CEU to use its assets to the benefit of society, a recent survey showed. As a university dedicated to the principles of open society, civic engagement not only comes naturally to our community, but is a priority.
“The open society is not open if it’s not shared by means of civic engagement,” said one respondent to the survey.
University of Glasgow Professor of Public Law Jim Murdoch was chosen as the recipient of the fifth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by the Central European University’s Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Murdoch will be given the Award and its accompanying €5,000 Diener Prize at CEU's Opening Ceremony for the 2016-17 academic year in September.