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Prosvost/Academic Pro-Rector interview on ATV about CEU’s 20th anniversary


Our guest is Katalin Farkas. Good morning!

Katalin Farkas:

Good morning!



You are here today as the provost of Central European University. First of all, let me congratuate you because you are the only Hungarian university that has a program, the philosophy program, which is listed among the first 200 in an international ranking.

Katalin Farkas:

Thank you very much. I am particularly happy because I myself am a philosopher, too. When I don’t act as provost, I teach at the Department of Philsophy.

Student Engagement Prize

The members of 20th Anniversary Committee are pleased to announce that the Student Engagement Prize has been awarded to a joint project: Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) for the overall efforts and achievements in making CEU a more sustainable place. The members of SCI are: Lea Baumbach, Peter Kiryushin, Logan Strenchock, Tom Figel, Linda Horvath, Carlos Lopez Gomez, Javier Esparrago Llorca, Sarah Czunyi and Lisa Lamb.

CEU 20th anniversary interview in HVG with President and Rector John Shattuck

CEU President and Rector, John Shattuck, gave an interview to HVG about the 20th Anniversary of the University, which was published today (33th volume, 20th issue, pages 32-33.). Both the original Hungarian article and the English translation are attached below.

Additional events supported by the Anniversary Events Fund

CEU 20th Anniversary Committee would like to announce additional events that will be supported by the competitive 20th Anniversary Events Fund:

"Jews in East Central European Educated Populations and Elites before Communist Times. Prosopography and Statistics" – a workshop dedicated to methodological discussion organized by the Department of History

"Homeless Relief Project" – a student-run volunteering initiative to support organizations helping homeless people in Budapest

20th Anniversary Documents - a CEU-wide online discussion platform

Dear members of the CEU community,

On behalf of the 20th Anniversary Committee, we would like to call your attention to important academic documents available at the CEU 20th anniversary website  ( 

Update from the President and Rector on the latest 20th Anniversary developments

CEU President and Rector, John Shattuck, updates the community on recent developments and upcoming events related to marking CEU's 20th year.


Highlights of the video message

Under the guidance of the Anniversary Committee, all CEU departments and units have prepared compelling essays offering reflections on their ow

CEU Issues Call for Expressions of Interest for Provision of Architectural and Design Services from Local and International Firms

CEU has embarked upon a comprehensive plan to redevelop the current CEU campus to create a University that is forward looking in both technology and sustainable energy use, and unique in the Central and Eastern European region. The plan presents CEU with a remarkable opportunity to create a complex, modern campus. Its prime objectives are to provide sufficient space and appropriate facilities to support current as well as future activities and needs of the University.

Alumni Relations and Career Services 20th Anniversary Efforts

The CEU Alumni Relations and Career Services (ARCS) team is excited to be engaging over 9,000 CEU alumni in the 20th Anniversary celebrations this year. Leading up to the 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion on May 14th, CEU's biggest annual alumni event, our graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting initiatives, including:

First Events Supported by the 20th Anniversary Fund

The members of the CEU 20th Anniversary Committee would like to announce the first events that have been selected for the Anniversary Events Fund.

The Anniversary Fund will support the following events:

1. "Competing and complementary visions of the social: history, sociology, anthropology" – an international interdisciplinary workshop organized jointly by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology and Department of History.