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

Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria

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

Accredited in Austria and the U.S., CEU offers bachelor, master's, and doctoral degree programs. There are also joint programs 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.

200 professors and instructors from 30 countries ensure that CEU students benefit from a rich diversity of ideas, expertise and teaching styles. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CEU students have a small classroom experience.

CEU delivers 3 bachelor, 38 master's and 18 doctoral degree programs across 15 departments. 800+ courses are offered each year.

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
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

Holding steady

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 new model for international 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 90% 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 200 faculty members from 30 countries, and an exceptional student: teacher ratio of 7:1. Students can choose from 3 bachelor programs, 38 masters degrees, and 18 doctoral programs, five of which are ranked within the top 100 in the world.
• Physically - CEU is expanding its programming in Vienna, and is moving forward an innovative design concept to transform the Viennese Otto-Wagner-Area into its permanent home: a plus-energy-quartier that meets the requirements of cultural heritage management as well as facilitates cross-disciplinary/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 30+ 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 2022, CEU will continue to expand its global operations 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 03/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Leon Botstein

Peter Nadosy

East End Advisors

Leon Botstein

Bard College

George Soros

Soros Fund Management LLC

Attila Chikan

Corvinus University

Antonio Foglia

Banca del Ceresio Group

Shalini Randeria

CEU President

Alexander Soros

Deputy Chair of the Open Society Foundations

Carol Christ

University of California, Berkeley

Leonard Benardo

Open Society Foundations

Ronald Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Mark Malloch-Brown

Open Society Foundations

J. Robert Prichard

Torys LLP

Andreas Treichl

Erste Group Bank AG

Peter Baldwin

University of California, Los Angeles

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 1/25/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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