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: Laszlo Kontler
Title: Pro-Rector for Social Sciences, Humanities and Hungarian Affairs, Professor of History
Number of years at CEU: 26
As part of CEU's commitment to both the humanities and interdisciplinary teaching and research, the University launched a Humanities Initiative in spring 2014. The Initiative provides incentives for new cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research and teaching activities in the humanities, and to infuse CEU social science programs with perspectives, approaches and accomplishments taken from the humanities.
Fourteen CEU students and faculty had the opportunity to join representatives of five other Hungarian universities and attend an informal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to Budapest on Feb. 5. The event was hosted by Andrassy University Budapest.
The Office of the Pro-Rector, in cooperation with the ACRO, CEU’s Web Team and the Communications Office, presents a new page, http://www.ceu.hu/research/projects/full, on the institutional website where the vast majority of completed research projects are now available. The site is managed by the Office of the Pro-Rector and new research projects will be featured on a monthly basis.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 has named CEU among the world's top 100 universities in the social sciences category for the first time in the University's history. Ranked number 91, just behind the Ivy League's Brown University, CEU is one of only 31 European universities to make the list. CEU is not eligible for placement in the overall university rankings as it does not have undergraduate programs.
CEU launched Frontiers of Democracy, an initiative that aims to promote open debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas with a diversity of views about the nature of democracy, on Sept. 18.