The Kozep-europai Egyetem (Central European University, CEU) is a privately funded and endowed postgraduate training institution of higher education with accreditation both by the Middle-States Network of American Universities and since 2005 the Hungarian government. Central European University is a leading international and well established academic institution well known for the high level of interdisciplinary research carried out there. The most innovative approaches to different disciplines are promoted and eminent scholars teach and visit the university every year. It can be regarded as an exceptional place for multi-cultural studies since, from its inception in the early 1990s, it has implemented a systematically multi cultural policy of recruiting its staff and students in a multicultural environment and promote research with targets interesting a number of countries, nations and regions in Central and Eastern Europe as well as beyond this part of the world. As a consequence, the staff of the CEU is decisively international with a number of American, West and East European scholars as well as some coming from the Mediterranean region, Scandinavia, the Near East (Turkey, Israel, Egypt).
In addition to its academic excellence, CEU also has an extensive record of successfully managed research schemes comprising 27 EU FP6 and over 40 EU FP7 projects. CEU hosts 2 ERC Advanced and 4 Starting Investigator Grantees, a number of Marie Curie Fellows, and over 60 other European and various international research collaborations. CEU participates in three ERASMUS MUNDUS consortia (in one of them as coordinator), delivering joint Master degree programs: MUNDUS MAPP in Public Policy, MESPOM in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, and GEMMA in Gender Studies.
CEU’s continuous commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and student centered learning can be evidenced in the recently adopted Strategic Development Plan for the university for 2012-2017. Specifically, CEU will focus on promoting various learning-centered teaching strategies including problem-based learning, case-based teaching, research-based learning, and collaborative learning as appropriate. The university will also actively explore and experiment with the opportunities for teaching and learning offered by new technologies. CEU’s newly established Center for Teaching and Learning will be instrumental in implementing new and innovative approaches in the area of teaching and learning.
In the PASCL project CEU is leading the workpackage on training the experts in student centered learning. It also contributes significantly to the research and peer assessment phases of the project.
Matyas Szabo, Director, Roma Access Programs
Pusa Nastase, Senior Program Manager, School of Public Policy
Veronika Csapo, Research Grants Coordinator, Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office
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