Living in Vienna

November 26, 2021

For years, Vienna has been named the most livable city in the world. It scores with its very good medical care and an extremely broad range of cultural and leisure activities. Worth noting is Vienna's high safety record, its modern and seamless public transport system, and environmental factors such as low pollution and lots of green space. And even though Vienna is the capital of one of the richest countries in the world, the general cost of living is not that high compared to other European cities.

Cost of Living

Meet Us Weekly: Attila Folsz, Assistant Professor

November 22, 2021

"CEU is still a unique place:  apart from its buzz and international vibe, it is very student-focused, sensitive to diverse problems and backgrounds of students. It offers top-level education, without the formalities and grinding atmosphere of established traditional top universities."

Q: Your main research interests are in the field of political economy. What do you think is the most interesting (and perhaps also most concerning) problem in the area of political science today?

The new book "Party System Closure" by Zsolt Enyedi

November 17, 2021

Oxford University Press published the new book of Zsolt Enyedi, Professor of CEU Department of Political Science, CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations and Lead Researcher of CEU Democracy Institute's De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup, co-authored with Fernando Casal Bertoa, entitled Party System Closure - Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe.

The book maps trends in interparty relations in Europe from 1848 until 2019. It investigates how the length of democratic experience, the institutionalization of individual parties, the fragmentation of parliaments, and the support for anti-establishment parties, shape the degree of institutionalization of party systems.