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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.

CEU Wishes Ambassador Donald Blinken a Happy Birthday

November 13, 2020

Donald Blinken, ambassadorphilanthropist, and major sustainer of the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA)is 95. On this occasion, CEU wishes him a happy birthday and recognizes the vital work and ongoing contributions 

Give to the New Emergency Student Assistance Fund

April 3, 2020

CEU has been providing emergency support to students whose studies have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, alumni and supporters around the world are being asked to help.  

The university recently announced a special emergency fund to help provide housing, food, medical and psychological care, and tech support for students sheltered at the dorm – many in isolation – trying to complete their studies remotely.  

Meet the Alumni Scholarship Recipients

March 10, 2020

In Academic Year 2019-20, 27 talented students from around the world are studying at CEU (Budapest and Vienna) thanks to supporters of the Alumni Scholarship. We thank our donors for supporting the largest class of Alumni Scholarship Recipients in CEU history.