October 16, 2012
Kristaly is a self-described “pure mathematician,” but part of his research ended up having very practical economic applications. Beyond basic Euclidean geometry that most students learn in secondary school, Kristaly studies a more complex branch called Riemann-Finsler geometry that deals with specific and sometimes subtle measurements of curved surfaces. Precise measurements of terrain, for example, could save businesses significant amounts of money.
October 2, 2012
Armed with a CEU MSc in environmental science, policy and management, Chunyu Liang is battling climate change through the U.N.’s global greenhouse gas emissions mitigation effort. A native of China, Liang came to CEU in 2005 on a scholarship from Erasmus Mundus—a European Commission program aimed at linking Europe with other parts of the world.
September 18, 2012
Klaudia Gonzalez-Martinez (IRES '03) is working to curb corruption and empower Mexico’s 5.4 million disabled citizens by leading the implementation of a new paradigm based on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “We are demanding that public institutions treat all citizens with a single standard and deliver programs equally,” says Gonzalez-Martinez, who graduated from CEU with an M.A. in international relations and European studies.