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Maria Kaika Wins 2021 European Award for Excellence in Teaching

July 1, 2021

 Central European University (CEU) is pleased to announce the winner of the tenth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities as Prof. Dr. Maria Kaika of the University of Amsterdam. The prestigious European award is accompanied by the €5,000 Diener Prize, and will be presented at CEU’s Opening Ceremony in September 2021.

Michael LaBelle Highlights Energy Policy as Jean Monnet Chair

July 1, 2021

Earlier this year, CEU Associate Professor Michael LaBelle completed his tenure as the Jean Monnet Chair, during which he led the joint Energy Policy Research Group (ERPG) and Jean Monnet Chair activities. The Jean Monnet Chair supports professors specializing in European Studies.

Trustee Matching Challenge a Success!

January 15, 2021

CEU alumni and friends closed 2020 by raising nearly $140,000 in support of CEU through last month's Trustee Matching Challenge, providing vital support that enables CEU to continue providing the highest quality education for outstanding students from around the world.  

Help Meet Our Matching Challenge Goal!

December 17, 2020

Central European University (CEU) is making progress toward its matching challenge! Throughout the month of December, gifts to CEU will be matched, one for one, thanks to a challenge from the university's Board of Trustees. If you'd like to double the impact of your gift, give today. We are almost there with just over $20,000 to go. 

Alumna Saxena Highlights Role of the Women in Tech Scholarship

December 16, 2020

In 2019, BlackRock and Central European University (CEU) initiated the Women in Technology Scholarship, which awards funds to women who show passion for data analysis, programming and technology, and great potential or leadership in their professional and personal endeavors. Award recipient Harshita Saxena demonstrates the values, trajectory and impact made possible by this distinct scholarship.

CEU Launches Matching Gift Challenge at Celebration

December 1, 2020

Central European University's (CEU) first virtual Day of Thanks event celebrated the support of partners and alumni from around the world. The November 30 event, hosted by author and CEU Trustee Kati Marton, illuminated the lives of students, the innovative work of faculty, and the university's open society mission.

Presidential Scholar Lekova Innovates Research Methods

November 25, 2020

Anita Lekova received an MA (Honors) in Russian Studies and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation analyzed visual culture and the portrayal of Soviet women in the 1920s and 1930s. She continues to focus on the topic of cultural awareness at CEU and for her thesis, she is analyzing how gender is understood within the Bulgarian context. Lekova also recently worked on ERASMUS+ project development as a corporate social responsibility intern.

Presidential Scholar Awoyemi Cultivates Service-Driven Work

November 25, 2020

Stephen Awoyemi earned his MPhil in Conservation Leadership from University of Cambridge and his MSc in Zoology from the University of Ibadan. He is currently conducting fieldwork in Nigeria as an Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD candidate at Central European University (CEU). Awoyemi has held multiple leadership positions. As the Regional Coordinator of Africa within the University of Cambridge's Conservation Leadership Alumni Network, he cultivated and supported opportunities for personal and career development.

Enabling Student Success: The Hangartner Fellowship

November 25, 2020

Philipp Hangartner has funded the 2020-21 Peter Hangartner Fellowship, honoring the memory of his father, for whom the award is named. The fellowship opens new doors for a promising student in CEU’s Department of Economics and Business.