So, for a brief introduction, CEU was founded in 1991 by a group of academics including Vaclav Havel, and led by George Soros, who wanted to create an opportunity in post-transition countries for English-language graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Since that time, CEU has graduated more than 10,000 students from its Masters and doctoral degree programs. . Accredited in both Hungary and the United States, CEU combines the best academic traditions from Europe and US. The University’s mission is to promote open socieities and democratization, diversity and human rights, and ethical business and the rule of law. CEU is very focused on critical thinking and interdisciplinary research excellence across all of its academic program has resulted in over 10 million euros in funding from the European Research Council, and CEU leads all other institutions in Central European in competitive EU-funded research grants. You’ll learn more about these areas from my colleagues, but before that, I’d like to show a three-minute video featuring the voices of some of our students,faculty, and staff. (After video, introduce Andi)
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CEU was founded with the goal of providing an excellent, English language education to students from around the world, and thanks to significant financial aid provided directly by CEU, many talented students receive funding from CEU, ranging from partial tuition scholarships that cover between 50 and 100% of tuition to fellowship programs that provide tuition, a room in CEU’s residence center, and a stipend for living expenses. In addition, EU-funded scholarships are available for top students in the 3 Erasmus Mundus joint european degree programs in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Gender Studies, and Public Policy, and we have students and scholars receiving funding from the Fulbright Commission, Erasmus Mundus exchange funding, and other external sources.
At end of these slides, put up slide of Paul Roe with brief bio
Central European University Presentation 2013
| ABOUT CEU• Founded in 1991• 1500 students from 93 countries• 300 faculty from over 40 countries• LLM, MA, MBA, MS, MPA, PhD, SJD degrees• 14 academic departments• CEU Business School• School of Public Policy
| CEU DEGREE PROGRAMS• Cognitive Science (PhD)• Economics (MA, PhD)• Environmental Sciences and Policy (MS, PhD, Erasmus Mundus)• Gender Studies (MA, PhD, Erasmus Mundus)• History (MA, PhD)• International Relations and European Studies (MA, PhD)• Legal Studies (LLM, MA, SJD)• Mathematics and its Applications (MA, PhD)
| CEU DEGREE PROGRAMS• Medieval Studies (MA, PhD)• Nationalism Studies (MA)• Philosophy (MA, PhD)• Political Science (MA, PhD)• Public Policy (MA, MPA, PhD, Erasmus Mundus)• Sociology and Social Anthropology (MA, PhD)• Master of Business Administration (MBA)• Master of Science in Finance (Beginning 2013)• Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management (2013)
| FACULTY EXCELLENCE• Over 130 permanent and 170 visiting professors from more than 40 countries• PhDs from some of the world’s top universities, including Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, London School of Economics, Oxford, Stanford, and others• Over €10 million in EU research funding
| TEACHING STYLE • Small, seminar-style courses • Individual consultations with professors • 7:1 student/faculty ratio • Student engagement and opinion matters
| CEU STUDENTS • Students from 93 countries spanning 5 continents • 10 most-represented countries: Hungary, Romania, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Germany, Serbia, Georgia, Turkey • Creative and independent thinkers • Active citizens
| CAREERS CEU Career Office • Career fair • Workshops and training sessions • Resume database • Individual consultations • Company presentations
| SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS Generous, merit-based financial aid which may cover: • Tuition fees (completely or partially) • Stipends • Accommodation costs • Health insurance cost • Research and travel grants
| SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS • CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial) • CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial) • Doctoral Fellowships • Alumni Scholarship • External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include • Erasmus Mundus scholarships • Erasmus research grants • other private and public fellowships and scholarships
| APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS• Completed online application form• Letters of recommendation• Academic records• CV• Proof of English proficiency• Department- and program-specific entry requirements• Application fee
| APPLICATION PROCESS New application cycle starts in September Early January • Erasmus Mundus deadline Late January • General application deadline Business School • Rolling admissions