CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

aka CEU   |   Herndon, VA   |  www.ceu.edu

Mission

Central European University is a graduate institution of advanced research and teaching, dedicated to socially and morally responsible intellectual inquiry. CEU is committed to promoting the values of open society and self-reflective critical thinking. It aims at excellence in the mastery of established knowledge, courage to pursue the creation of new knowledge in the humanities, the social sciences, law and management, and engagement in promoting applications for each, in particular through their policy implications. CEU is a new model for international education, a center for study of contemporary economic, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity.

Ruling year info

1997

President and Rector

Dr. Michael Ignatieff

Main address

PO Box 1215

Herndon, VA 20172 USA

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EIN

13-3956444

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CEU teaches and defends the values of open society -- free minds, free politics and free institutions -- in a world in which democracy and democratic principles are increasingly threatened by polarization and division.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Central European University

CEU offers master's and doctoral education modeled on the best examples of U.S. universities. Accredited in both the U.S. and Hungary, CEU offers several joint degrees with other leading European universities as well as exchange opportunities and shorter courses for students and professionals from around the world.

Through its rich interdisciplinary curriculum, CEU facilitates academic dialogue, emphasizing respect for, and sensitivity to, differences among people and ideas. Educational innovation is part of the university's continuing contribution to the Central and Eastern European region as well as to the more than 100 other countries from which its students are drawn.

399 professors and instructors from 49 countries ensure that CEU students benefit from a rich diversity of ideas, expertise and teaching styles.

CEU delivers 36 master's and 13 doctoral degree programs from the following schools and departments:

• School of Public Policy
• Department of Cognitive Science
• Department of Economics and Business
• Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
• Department of Gender Studies
• Department of History
• Department of International Relations
• Department of Legal Studies
• Department of Mathematics and its Applications
• Department of Medieval Studies
• Nationalism Studies Program
• Department of Network and Data Science
• Department of Philosophy
• Department of Political Science
• Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
• Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations

Population(s) Served
Students
Academics

Where we work

Accreditations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 2014

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 2004

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Central European University

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CEU enrolls students in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, & non-degree programs, including the Roma Graduate Preparation Program, a bridge to higher ed for Europe's largest, most marginalized minority.

Degrees Awarded by Central European University by Year

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Central European University

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The award levels represented by these figures are Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. Please see our Institutional Factbook here: https://www.ceu.edu/node/24263.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Central European University aims to serve as a model for international, graduate-level education; a center for the study of contemporary economic, social and political challenges; and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity.

CEU supports its mission by offering a learning environment unlike any other. At CEU:

• Everyone is in the minority. At CEU, there is no dominant nationality and students represent approximately 100 countries—an irreplaceable environment for educating open, inquiring minds and encouraging debate and innovative research.
• Talented students have access to higher education, regardless of geographic or economic limitations. More than 80% of CEU students receive financial aid, and many come from countries in economic and social transition.
• Priority is placed on issues related to democracy, human rights, and civil liberties.
• Faculty pioneer cross-cutting disciplines and research to address tomorrow's social problems.

CEU has excellent financial, intellectual, and physical capabilities for fulfilling its mission:

• Financially - As an independent and privately-funded University in Central Europe, CEU has a distinct vantage point from which it can operate freely and explore the open society values it is committed to advancing.
• Intellectually - CEU has 399 faculty members from more than 40 countries, and an exceptional student: teacher ratio of 7:1. Students can choose from 36 masters degrees and 13 doctoral programs, five of which are ranked within the top 100 in the world. .
• Physically - CEU is in the midst of expanding its programming to include sites in Vienna and New York, and has completed the first phase of a major campus redevelopment project in Budapest that facilitates cross-disciplinary and inter-department work by faculty and students and provides cutting-edge technology to all members of CEU's community.

CEU has established a strong track record over the last 25+ years—educating thousands of change-making alumni; gaining international recognition for academic excellence; and serving as an educational bridge from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. Ranked among the world's top young universities, CEU will continue to develop intellectually, financially, and physically in its next quarter century. As the institution matures, CEU will increase its sustainability and continue to strengthen its singular mission to advance the values of open and democratic societies - now on a global scale - and educate the next generation of engaged citizens to address the challenges facing democracy and human rights. In 2019, CEU will expand its global operations with a new teaching site in Vienna, Austria. The Vienna campus will complement CEU’s teaching and learning activities in Budapest and New York.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Leon Botstein

Peter Nadosy

Leon Botstein

George Soros

Pierre Mirabaud

Richard Blum

Attila Chikan

Jonathan Cole

Antonio Foglia

Benjamin Heineman

Monica Macovei

Kati Marton

George Pataki

Shalini Randeria

Alexander Soros

Michael Ignatieff

Carol Christ

Gerhard Casper

Patrick Gaspard

Margaret MacMillan

Louise Richardson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/04/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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