December 3, 2013
Gyorgy Bogel, professor of management at CEU Business School, was awarded the Neumann Prize by the John von Neumann Computer Society in recognition of his work on the effects on society of developments in information and communication technology. The award was presented at the Digital Equal Opportunity Conference in Budapest Nov. 28. The prize bearing the society’s name has been awarded since 1976 to people who have achieved significant results in the development of a culture of computer technology.
November 19, 2013
Paul Collier, visiting professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy, received the A.SK Social Science Award from Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Socialforschung. The €100,000 prize, awarded every two years, recognizes work in the social sciences that contributes to social and political reform. Collier gained an international audience with his 2007 book, The Bottom Billion, in which he examines the vicious circle of violence and poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
November 5, 2013
Angela Kocze, CPS researcher and doctoral graduate of CEU, has been chosen to receive the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, given by the Woodrow Wilson Center honoring democracy advocates. Kocze, a leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and scholar, is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University as well as a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
October 22, 2013
Balint Menyhert and Calin Demian, both fourth-year doctoral students in the Department of Economics, were selected to receive the Olga Radzyner Award. Menyhert was recognized for his paper, "Economic Growth Spurred by Diversity: Central Europe at the Turn of the 20th Century," and Demian for the paper, "The European Union and the Gains from Trade." The Olga Radzyner Award is bestowed on young economists from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe in recognition of scientific work on European economic integration.
October 22, 2013
Professor Laszlo Csaba of the Department of International Relations and European Studies has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea, a European non-governmental association of leading experts in natural sciences and the humanities. Members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education, and research.
October 22, 2013
Gyorgy Gergely, professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, was awarded the prestigious title of “egyetemi tanar” on Sept. 1, 2013, by Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system.
September 10, 2013
Dorothee Bohle, professor in the Department of Political Science, and Bela Greskovits, professor in the Department of International Relations and European Studies, have been awarded the Stein Rokkan Prize by the International Social Science Council and the European Consortium for Political Research. The jury chose unanimously to honor Bohle and Greskovits, calling them the leading analysts of political economy of Central and Eastern Europe, in recognition of their book Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery, published by Cornell University Press in 2012.
August 13, 2013
Livia Jaroka, a member of the European Parliament representing Hungary and a 1999 graduate of CEU’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, received one of Parliament Magazine’s MEP Awards in June in recognition of her work to tackle racism, poverty, and discrimination faced by Europe’s Roma population. Jaroka was the first representative of Roma origin to be elected to the European Parliament when she won her seat in 2004.
August 13, 2013
Andrea Peto, associate professor in the Department of Gender Studies, was selected as a member of the International Reference Group of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, a research collaboration made up of three Swedish universities. The Collegium’s mission is to become a hub for Nordic, European and international research on transdisciplinary gender studies, provide research infrastructure for scholars, become a meeting place for different generations of scholars in the field, and collaborate with other centers around the world.
June 18, 2013
Based on the decision of the University Doctoral Committee, the following doctoral candidates received the Best Dissertation Award in the academic year 2012/2013. • Andreea Nastase, Department of Political Science • Orsolya Salat, Department of Legal Studies • Alexandra Varga, Department of Philosophy