November 5, 2013
CEU’s Center for European Union Research (CEUR), represented by faculty members Marie-Pierre Granger, Andrea Krizsan, and Uwe Puetter, is part of a new European research consortium of 26 universities that won a joint bid for a €6.5 million research grant under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme. The “bEUcitizen,” project, which involves research from legal studies, sociology, political science, history, and economics, aims to study the implementation and practice of European Union citizenship. The consortium is led by the University of Utrecht.
October 22, 2013
The Center for Policy Studies will take part in the CONFRONT Research Project, which aims to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts targeting Roma children as vulnerable group. CONFRONT will focus on three new forms of trafficking affecting children in Roma communities: child begging, labor exploitation for pickpocketing, and sexual exploitation of boys. Activities will take place in seven EU member states.
October 8, 2013
The Center for Ethics and Biomedicine (CELAB) received a grant enabling it to initiate work this month on a new FP7 research project, "Cell-based regenerative medicine: new challenges for EU legislation and governance.” Total funding of all partners by the Commission is €500,000. Judit Sandor, professor in the departments of Political Science, Legal Studies, and Gender Studies, will lead the portion of the project that concerns stem cell sources and procurement.
September 10, 2013
Professor Laszlo Matyas and the Department of Economics have been awarded a European FP7 grant as part of a nine-member consortium to study the state of economics research in Europe and to make proposals for future research funding mechanisms. This €1.6 million FP7 project brings together outstanding European academic institutions with the support of the European Economic Association to create the COEURE (COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) network.
August 13, 2013
Peter Kondor, associate professor in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant amounting to €1.1 million for a five-year research project entitled "Frictions in Financial Markets." Economics Department faculty and researchers are currently carrying out research projects funded by four ERC Starting Grants.
July 16, 2013
CEU’s departments of International Relations and European Studies (IRES) and Legal Studies have been awarded a grant from the Open Society Foundations to focus on capacity-building and faculty development in international relations and law in Myanmar. The project will be coordinated by Matteo Fumagalli and Renata Uitz, head of IRES and Legal Studies, respectively. Beginning in fall 2013, faculty in both departments will work with partners at the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay.
July 16, 2013
Kristina Irion, assistant professor in the departments of Public Policy and Legal Studies, has won a prestigious Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to conduct a two-year research project on the “Governance of Digital Information.” The project will be carried out at the Center for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships support the academic mobility of experienced researchers to conduct high-level research within the European Union as part of a larger effort to promote the excellence of the European Research Area.
May 7, 2013
CEU’s Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine has initiated work on a Seventh Framework Programme project on “neuro-enhancement: responsible research and innovation” (NERRI). The project, which will run for three years and involves 18 research centers across Europe, has a total budget of €3,287,632 . The CELAB research team is chaired by Director Judit Sandor.
April 8, 2013
CEU’s Center for Policy Studies is collaborating with seven universities in the Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU (RESL.eu) research project, which received a total of €6,483,000 in funding through the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. The project aims to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes that influence a student’s decision to leave school or training early, as well as into the decision of school leavers to enroll in alternative learning arenas unrelated to a regular school.