January 20, 2017
Mariana Kotzeva (ECON ’93) was appointed Acting Director-General of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union located in Luxembourg, effective January 1, 2017. Kotzeva, who was visiting professor in the Department of Economics at CEU from 1998 to 2002, joined Eurostat as a special adviser in April 2012 and was appointed Deputy Director-General in July 2014.
January 5, 2017
Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap asked Laszlo Csaba, professor at CEU’s Department of International Studies to give expert commentary on how the Hungarian economy is expected to perform in 2017.
January 2, 2017
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, visiting professor at CEU’s Center for Network Science and the Department of Economics, was awarded the Gabor Denes Prize, an honor presented each year to Hungarian scientists who have demonstrated extraordinary innovation. The prize is named for physicist, electrical engineer, and humanist Dennis Gabor (1900-1979, known as Gabor Denes in Hungarian), who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the hologram. The award was presented to Barabasi and 12 other scientists on Dec. 22 at the Hungarian Parliament.
December 30, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/2016/12/30/ev_chartja_grafikon_2016_valogatas_legjobb_kozgazdasz_elemzo/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu asked several economists and analysts to share facts about Hungary’s 2016 economic performance they find most important.
December 28, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/2016/12/28/ideje_befejezni_a_sirankozast_egyaltalan_nem_volt_rossz_ev_2016/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu in an article whether 2016 was a bad year in terms of the death toll of celebrities quotes from the Facebook post of Attila Gaspar, PhD Student at CEU’s Department of Economics.
December 28, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/12/28/magyarorszag_europa_legsikeresebb_osszeszerelo-uzeme/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Is Hungary the Most Successful Assembly Plant?” According to the article, as the Hungarian economy depends on export, the development of Hungar
December 19, 2016
The availability and analysis of big data open up enormous research opportunities, but is not without serious dangers, faculty concluded at "The Amazing Potential and the Dark Side of Big Data," a university-wide seminar held Dec. 7.
December 13, 2016
http://www.portfolio.hu/unios_forrasok/kfi/hatalmas_sikert_ertek_el_magyar_kutatok_brusszelben.241387.html - Hungarian news portal portfolio.hu reports: Five reserchers from Hungary won altogether more than 8 million Euroes for ERC Consolidator Grants.
December 4, 2016
http://hvg.hu/gazdasag/20161204_Csaba_Laszlo_Meg_kellene_szuntetni_a_bolognai_rendszert#rss - Hungarian news portal hvg.hu reports: Laszlo Csaba, professor at CEU’s Department of International Relations and European Studies, believes that the Bologna system should be abolished, as according to him, gaining a degree after three years of
November 29, 2016
http://index.hu/gazdasag/defacto/2016/11/29/amerikaban_tenyleg_sokkal_jobb/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu’s blog Defacto posted its latest article with the title “Is life really better in America?” The article investigates whether the well-being of a country is reflected well by its GDP.