Jan Hennings, associate professor at CEU's Department of History, received the prize "for most outstanding recent scholarly monograph on pre-modern Slavdom" awarded by the Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) during its meeting at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in Chicago in November 2017.
While everyone is in favor of the European Commission’s strategy to open up digital opportunities for people and businesses and enhance Europe's position as a world leader in the digital economy, when it comes to negotiating the details, things get complicated, according to Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market (DSM), speaking at CEU on November 9.
Tackling complex societal issues in the modern world is often best done through a multidisciplinary approach. In order to use the most up-to-date resources and to help coax academics out of their disciplinary silos, CEU kicked off the Intellectual Themes Initiative (ITI) in 2015. ITI involves a number of programs including University-wide courses that combine the expertise of academics from different fields. New courses are offered each semester and are open to all CEU students.
Roberta Sinatra, assistant professor at the Center for Network Science and the Department of Mathematics and Its Applications at CEU, has won a three-year fellowship at the Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI).
In October, a series of student outreach programs organized in conjunction with the Somewhere in Europe/ Gaudiopolis exhibition at Blinken OSA attracted close to 800 students from 38 different schools and institutions across Budapest. The exhibition explored the story of Gaudiopolis (City of Joy), a children’s republic founded in 1945 in Budapest by Lutheran pastor Gábor Sztehlo.
Zsuzsanna Jaszberenyi, director of Admissions at CEU, started her campaign for homeless people in 2009, when Budapest shelters ran out of funds and couldn’t provide food for the homeless. “Families were encouraged to cook for people in need. After doing so for a while at home, I shared the call with the CEU community, and we repeat the drive every year,” Jaszberenyi says.
The Office of Student Leadership & Service in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office, Human RightS Initiative, Alumni Office, the Center for Arts and Culture, CEU Student Clubs, CEU Student Union, CEU Psychological Counseling, Sustainable CEU, and the CEU Sports Center is organizing the DeStress Days at CEU event until November 16.
The COST Targeted Network “The Voice of Research Administrators - Building a Network of Administrative Excellence – BESTPRAC” has been extended by 2 years by the European Commission.
Name: Alexander Astrov
Title: Head of Unit, and Associate Professor, Department of International Relations
Number of years at CEU: 16 years or so, plus two as a student