President and Rector of CEU, Michael Ignatieff has officially opened the newly constructed Medical Center in the university’s Monument Building. The Center, which serves the CEU community, has more than doubled in size, and includes treatment rooms, a waiting area and reception.
Budapest, June 26, 2018 – Having fulfilled its obligations under Hungarian law and faced with the Hungarian government’s continuing refusal to bring the lex CEU matter to a conclusion, the university’s Board of Trustees, at their June 23 meeting authorized CEU to open recruitment for Budapest for the academic year 2019-2020, according to the University’s regular recruitment schedule. They also strongly re-affirmed their commitment to the university in all circumstances.
The assumption that an open international economy leads to or supports open society is in trouble, said renowned political economist Dani Rodrik during his conversation with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on May 17.
The rise of globalism and the expansion of education have created new rifts in societies that make it difficult for low-income, low-education voters to unite under one platform, said Thomas Piketty, professor at EHESS and the Paris School of Economics, who spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society series at CEU on April 18.
At their quarterly meeting in March 2018, the CEU Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elect Margaret MacMillan as a CEU Trustee effective summer 2018, and Robert Prichard effective spring 2019. The Trustees also voted unanimously to name Matthew Nimetz Trustee Emeritus.
Social progress, prosperity, security, and the concept of open society all emerged from the horrific ordeal of war, according to Margaret MacMillan, professor at the University of Toronto and the former warden of St. Antony's College, speaking at CEU March 7 as part of the Rethinking Open Society series hosted by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff.