September 30, 2019
The first cohort of Vienna-based CEU students began their classes today in Vienna. “An empty building in Quellenstrasse becomes a university. Teaching begins. This is indeed momentous” President and Rector Michael Ignatieff wrote in a message to the CEU community.
September 19, 2019
David B. Cornstein and Rene van Hell shared accounts of the importance of risk-taking in building a business.
September 13, 2019
CEU formally began its 2019/20 Academic Year on September 13, welcoming students, faculty, staff and distinguished guests with an Opening Ceremony at CEU’s Budapest campus.
June 25, 2019
Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger has been unanimously elected to the Board, CEU’s highest decision-making body.
June 24, 2019
Budapest, June 24, 2019 – Central European University awarded its highest honor, the Open Society Prize, to Columbia University professor and economist Joseph E. Stiglitz.
May 17, 2019
The acclaimed author recently spoke at CEU’s Reasons for Hope lecture series.
February 6, 2019
Michael Ignatieff, the president and rector of Central European University, has been awarded the 2019 Dan David Prize for his outstanding contribution to the defense of democracy.
February 4, 2019
President and Rector of CEU, Michael Ignatieff has officially opened the newly constructed Medical Center in the university’s Monument Building. The Center, which serves the CEU community, has more than doubled in size, and includes treatment rooms, a waiting area and reception.
January 28, 2019
Addressing an invited audience at the University of Maastricht (UM), CEU Rector and President Michael Ignatieff spoke on ‘Open Societies and Ordinary Virtues.' The values of open societies – democracy, rule of law, justice, tolerance, respect for knowledge – are endangered, increasingly under threat in Europe and across the globe.
December 17, 2018
In 1991 CEU was founded with a mission. That mission—educating free minds for a free society—is more urgent than ever. Today more than 15,000 alumni carry the values we teach—respect for knowledge and critical inquiry—into responsible positions in government, business, civil society, academic life and politics around the world.