The Department of Mathematics and its Applications will benefit from a new cooperation agreement between CEU and the following two local institutes: the Mathematics Institute of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics & the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, signed on July 13, 2011.
The European Commission awarded a second five-year grant to a CEU-led consortium to continue the successful Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP). The grant will fund about 80 full and partial scholarships for the four participating universities: CEU, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, and the University of York.
According to the 2011 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings by subject field, CEU’s programs in political science and international relations, philosophy, and sociology rate among the world’s best. Also, CEU’s Business School was deemed the most popular business school in Central Europe and 22nd among all European business schools in QS TOPMBA.com’s 2010-2011 rankings.
QS, a British firm specializing in university rankings and education programs, rated CEU’s Departments of Political Sciences and International Relations and European Studies No.
CEU initiated its 16th annual Summer University (SUN) on June 27, with 20 courses and 572 participants from 95 countries. Opening remarks were delivered by Katalin Farkas, CEU provost and academic pro-rector. The courses, taught by teams of high-level, multi-disciplinary, international CEU and non-CEU faculty, provide participants with a wide range of perspectives and approaches. It also creates an opportunity for faculty members to extend their academic partnerships.
Balazs Vedres, director of CEU’s Center for Network Science and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, has been awarded two prestigious prizes for an article titled “Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups.” Co-authored with David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University, and Chair of the Department of Sociology and director of the Center on Organizational Innovation, the article was published in the January 2010 issue of the American Journal of Sociology (vol. 115, no. 4.).
“Bulldogs under the Carpet,” the case series authored by Maciej Kisilowski, has received a ‘featured case’ status by the European Case Clearing House (ECCH). ECCH, which distributed the case worldwide, also published an extensive interview with the Assistant Professor of Law and Public Management/Co-Director of Initiative for Regulatory Innovation.
The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy organized the 10th annual eceee summer study. This is a unique bi-annual event that gathers policymakers, researchers, activists and professionals around energy efficiency issues. In its 2011 edition, two papers authored by 3CSEP researchers - "Co-benefits quantified: employment, energy security and fuel poverty implications of the large-scale, deep retrofitting of the Hungarian building stock" and "How far can buildings take us in solving climate change?
Central European University (CEU) named Krisztina Kos director of the CEU Press, effective July 1. Promoted from her position as editor, Kos brings expertise gained over 10 years in publishing, deep knowledge of CEU, and a vision for developing the Press.