Excellence in Teaching & Research

Read the statements from our Faculty members about the Department:

 Zsolt Enyedi: Choose a world-class education

"Fortunately or unfortunately, politics in the world is as exciting as ever. At the Department we do our best to convey this excitement and to provide the skills that allow you - future students - to analyze and understand the quickly changing reality. As someone who was lucky to be a student once at the Department, and now is a faculty, I can wholeheartedly recommend the experience of joining our increasingly multicultural community." Read more...

 Carsten Q. Schneider: Our department cherishes critical but constructive thinking

"When I joined CEU more than 13 years ago, I could not imagine how big an impact the university and my department would have on my life - both as a scholar and a human being. The interesting thing is that this experience of transformation is shared by almost everyone - professors, staff, and students. There is hardly anyone who leaves CEU in the same shape and mindset as she or he has entered it." Read more...

 Andras Bozoki: Apply to CEU, the most cosmopolitan university of the world

"At times of populism, ethno-nationalism, and illiberalism thinking about the future of democracy is even more important than it was before. Besides other topics, professors at the Department of Political Science are focusing on contemporary issues in comparative politics. This field offers adventures in comparing regimes, social movements and forms of political change across countries, regions, and continents. Should democracy be universalized or contextualized?" Read more... 

 Levente Littvay: Apply to us to be an excellent researcher and professional

"The skills you need to be an excellent researcher are the same skills you need to be successful in all sectors. Produce high quality work even under intense time and workload pressure, read and process large amounts of information, creativity, advanced analytical, good communication and presentation abilities, good writing skills in several languages with a pinch of global networking and ability to function in culturally diverse environments." Read more... 

Laszlo Bruszt: Come to CEU, if you need generous financial support

"Come to CEU if you would like to study political sciences in one of the leading departments of the discipline in Europe, if you would like to learn from internationally respected professors who encourage critical thinking based on ambitious theorizing and sophisticated methods." Read more...

Zoltan Miklosi: Come and be part of this special experience

"I consider it one of the greatest fortunes of my life that I have met so many committed and serious students from so many different parts of the world at the Political Science Department at CEU. The experience has transformed me in many ways, big and small. I am sure the same holds for most of us, students and faculty." Read more...

Andres Moles: The perspective and learning process that this international mix brings to the classroom is truly irreplaceable

"CEU’s political science department offers a world-class education in a unique setting. Our MA programs will familiarize you with the main fields, methods and approaches in political science in a truly cosmopolitan classroom. Indeed, it is not rare to find classes with 15 students belonging to 10 different nationalities." Read more...

Judit Sandor: An island of international intellectual community

"Central European University is a unique place in the contemporary world: a small island where only intellectual qualities matter. CEU has an open, tolerant atmosphere in which dedicated international faculty explore various graduate level curricula with students from all corners of the world." Read more...

Matthijs Bogaards and Mihail Chiru:

"Political Science at CEU will teach you skills that you can use in a wide range of jobs. Just ask our graduates." Read more...

 

Attila Folsz: A place for dialogue and understanding

"This university and this department bring together students and academics from around the whole world with diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational background in a uniquely constructive and tolerant atmosphere, where nothing matters but intellectual exigence." Read more...

Gabor Toka: Apply to our programs!

"The composition of the CEU student body went through many breathtaking changes over the years. What has been most striking in the last few years is the increasingly global reach of the University. This also became an important factor in the recognition given to CEU in the International ranking of universities and programs. When you discuss things in a classroom with ten students coming from four different continents, you quickly understand why that is considered such a major factor in adding value to your Education." Read more...

 Janos Kis: Why Political Science?

"Why does it make sense for you to apply to the Political Science Department at CEU? First, because this is a center of learning and research of excellence. Since many years, we are among the top 50 Departments of Political Science in the world, and among the top 15 in Europe." Read more...

For more detail on the research interests of faculty, click here: https://politicalscience.ceu.edu/research-interests