June 30, 2015
Exceptional master's and doctoral students were recognized in June for their academic achievements with awards presented on June 18. Scroll down for the slide show of photos of the ceremony.
June 29, 2015
http://mno.hu/lanchidradio/ferenc-papa-okologiai-enciklikaja-zoldgomb-szombat-1305-1292528 Hungarian news portal mno.hu reports: CEU faculty Zoltan Illes, former Hungarian Secretary of State for Environmental Protection and Water was a guest of Hungarian Hir TV’s environmental program about the hundreds of barrels of toxic waste being unlawfully stored in unsafe conditions on the grounds of a bankrupt chemical company in Budapest’s center. Further coverage:
June 8, 2015
Giving Hungary’s energy regulatory authority greater political independence and improving investment certainty are recommendations recently published by the European Commission’s report on Hungary’s energy sector. Identified in the report are Hungary’s regional integration and consumer dissatisfaction with gas suppliers.
June 8, 2015
CEU President and Rector John Shattuck and Associate Professor Zoltan Illes are quoted in this Christian Science Monitor article on how countries of the former Soviet Union have fared since the fall of communism, and how some are leaning back toward Mother Russia. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0607/Why-some-former-East-bloc-countries-are-wooing-Putin
May 14, 2015
http://www.elelmiszer.hu/cikk/folytatodik_az_action_2020_magyarorszag - Hungarian food trade and gastronomy news portal elemiszeronline.hu reports: The new chapter of Action 2020 initiated by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development was attended by 60 participants from the business, academic and civil sectors. Laszlo Pinter, associate professor at CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, expressed his appreciation for the progressivity of the consultation process.
April 3, 2015
CEU Assistant Professor Viktor Lagutov, head of the Environmental Systems Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at CEU, has recently been appointed the facilitator of the Eye on Water Security Special Initiative. This appointment coincides with the UN’s World Water Day, a worldwide event showcasing the importance of this vital resource.
April 2, 2015
http://fn.hir24.hu/gazdasag/2015/03/31/azert-vettek-fel-not-poziciokba-mert-az-jol-mutat/ - Hungarian news portal fn.hir24.hu reports: Kitty van der Heijden, Director of the World Resources Institute delivered a lecture on March 26 at CEU on “The Illusion of the Business Case for Sustainability”. The event was organized by The Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre, the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, and CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy.
March 20, 2015
Students are familiar with course and professor evaluations but some might not have had the opportunity to give mid-course feedback that could improve their learning experience. CEU Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy Tamara Steger wanted to see what kind of difference it could make, so she applied for and won a CEU Teaching Development Grant and is working on the project in consultation with the University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
March 10, 2015
Viktor Lagutov, head of the Environmental Systems Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at CEU, has been appointed Chair of the Eye on Environmental Education Special Initiative, one of the programs of the Eye on Earth Community.
March 5, 2015
http://www.innoteka.hu/cikk/gazdasagi_modell_kontra_klimavedelem.1123.html - Hungarian monthly dealing with science, innovation and green economy, Innoteka interviewed Diana Urge-Vorsatz, professor at CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, about her work at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the possibilities of establishing competitive economies while minimalizing their effect on climate change.