Principal Assistant - Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
"CEU, and in particular, it’s political science department, has been an enriching and truly formative period for me. Firstly, it has been a year of intensely demanding yet intellectually stimulating studies.
Researcher, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu
"I will always look back at CEU with fondness and gratitude. By now I have been working and studying at different universities for around 15 years. From all that, my time at the Department of Political Science at CEU clearly stands out."
Head of Corporate Development
Frankfurt Business Media - Part of the F.A.Z. Publishing Group, Frankfurt, Germany
"CEU was a great experience for me. While the academic level was really demanding, the atmosphere was always friendly and the support and interaction with the professors and university staff a real pleasure. "
Researcher, Institute for Political Science - Centre for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Science
"One of my major motivations for choosing CEU's Department of Political Science was the attractive combination of excellence in teaching and research on the one hand, and the good range of scholarships on the other. "
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University
"My life can be divided into before and after CEU. This was a truly transformative year for me as a student of Political Science."
Anna is Research Associate at Ulster University, while Dave is Part-Time Lecturer at Ulster University
"We studied together on the Political Science MA program and married two years after meeting for the first time. CEU education, the outstanding staff, the resources at the department, and the intense workload (there is no point in pretending otherwise) change people"
Doctoral Candidate, Social Psychology, Harvard University
"The curriculum of the Political Science MA program at CEU offers a reasonably broad and, at the same time, in-depth introduction to the social sciences. "
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Botswana
"Studying at CEU, in the Political Science department, is indeed a rare privilege that will potentially open up opportunities for me in the future, particularly for my career in research. It is a life-changing experience, an investment in my future."
Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Habitat for Humanity EMEA
"CEU contributed greatly to my professional growth due to its committed faculty, access to a great variety of resources, and high quality of teaching."
Senior Fellow, Institute of Economics, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
"CEU is a true academic and intellectual community. Meeting people from all around the world and contrasting approaches from all around the scientific spectrum helped me to develop personally as well as academically."
Professor of Political Science, Project Director, Center for Democracy and Human Rights Helix, St. Petersburg
"I spent the 1993-1994 academic year at CEU Pol Sci Department, then newly formed. Academically, the time spent was more than worth it"
Professor of Mass Communication, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences
"My years as an MA and a PhD student at CEU's Department of Political Science have taught me that social scientists have a certain responsibility toward society, and they have to do their best to help open and free societies develop in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe."
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Communication, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
"The CEU PhD program helped a mother of two kids near 40 to speed up her academic carrier… "
PhD, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
"My time at CEU was very rewarding. Engaging in thought-provoking debates expanded my vision and allowed me to go beyond the rather top-down learning experience of my undergraduate years"
Supervisor, Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP), Refugee Services of Texas
"CEU has allowed me develop my capacity in many ways. The activities organized on and off campus made me more socially active and the courses more academically-driven. "
Lecturer, Eotvos Lorand University
"My experience at CEU led me to develop a whole different idea of what learning actually is - it isn't simply obtaining and retaining truth and justifying this truth, but understanding what truth means to all different groups of people around the world"
Project and Policy Officer at International Diabetes Federation Europe
"CEU is truly global and the 10 month experience not only filled up my intellectual capacity, but also changed my way of thinking about the wider world"
Head of the Jean Monnet Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy and Management, Institute of Public Administration, Black Sea Petro Mohyla State University in consortium with “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
"CEU was a wonderful experience as it helped me to grow both professionally and personally. "
Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
"The Central European University is all about transformation and movement. It is about the fascination with the ways in which societies, places and practices transform – sometimes slowly, sometimes overnight."
Business Development Expert at New - I JSC, Bulgaria
"CEU and my Budapest experience are very precious to me, I will always keep them in my heart. You helped me to be what I am now - I feel young and successful and it is sure that you contributed a lot to this feeling of mine"
PhD Candidate, Atatürk Institute on Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University
"I regard my one year MA experience at the CEU as the best experience of my life. CEU is indeed a unique home which blends academic excellence with her truly dedicated, friendly and professional academic staff with equally exceptional students from all over the world."
Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy and Distinguished Researcher and Santander Endowed Chair at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute for the Social Sciences (Madrid)
"I remember the year I spent at CEU as an exciting time of exposure to ideas and people new to me"
Senior Adviser, Policy Making, Strategy and Reform at OECD - OCDE / SIGMA, Paris, France
"Studying at Central European University was one of the greatest journeys of my life. Being a Hungarian myself, it was also a great experience to explore my home city, Budapest together with foreigners from all over the World"