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Central European University is a “crossroads” university that is home to students and faculty members from more than 100 countries.
Located in Budapest and accredited in both Hungary and the United States, CEU draws on the research tradition of great American universities and the most valuable intellectual traditions of Central Europe. The University offers English-language graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, business and economics, environmental sciences and policy, law, and mathematics.
CEU was founded in 1991 by George Soros, the American-Hungarian financier and philanthropist, in response to revolutionary changes that were transforming Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His goal was to create an institution that would be a source of intellectual support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights.
In the two decades since, CEU has developed a distinct academic approach: combining regional studies with an international perspective, emphasizing comparative and interdisciplinary research to generate scholarship and policy initiatives, and promoting good governance and the rule of law.
CEU is known for excellence in teaching and research—with purpose. At the core of its mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it may lead, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment to resolve differences through debate not denial.
The dozens of people whose faces appear in this publication represent CEU’s worldwide community of more than 12,000 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and supporters.
We are CEU. And we invite you to join us.
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This program is designed for students with a strong research agenda centered around late antique and medieval Latin, Slavonic, Byzantine or Ottoman culture, and a solid grounding in medieval or early modern history or a bordering discipline, such as philology, literature, philosophy or archaeology. Read more
This program is designed for students with a three-year bachelor’s degree in history or a bordering discipline. Jointly run with CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies, it offers two tracks. Read more
Run jointly with CEU’s Department of History, the Medieval track of this program zooms in on the political, social, intellectual, religious and economic history, as well as the material and spiritual culture of the period between 300 and 1600 C.E. Read more
Designed for students with a three-year bachelor’s or with limited background in gender studies, this program offers students a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to gender on both local and global levels. Read more
Our program combines theoretical approaches to cultural heritage with practical knowledge through fieldwork and internships at heritage organizations. Read more
The program offers an up-close look at economic policy in the context of global market forces, and a sound training in designing and evaluating policymaking decisions. Read more
Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this program provides expertise in women’s and gender history as well as European history. Read more
GEMMA is an inter-university Erasmus Mundus program in gender studies offering double diplomas from a student’s home and partner institution. Read more
This intensive program is aimed at students with some background in gender studies or a related field. It provides them with expertise in gender theory and scholarship and encourages critical analyses of gender in relation to ethnicity, culture, nation, sexuality and class. Read more
This program equips students with a critical thinking mindset and analytical skills to prepare and evaluate economic policies and strategic decision-making in a global setting. Read more
This program gives students a strong foundation in international affairs, stretching to contemporary issues of security and global economy. Read more
This program is designed for candidates who graduated from a three-year bachelor’s program, and wish to deepen their thinking about the workings of international relations. Read more