CEU Alumni News

Together Again! First CEU Alumni Meetup in Ljubljana in Decade

June 14, 2019

It was high time to catch up. And on Thursday, May 30 CEU alumni and friends held their first meetup in Ljubljana, Slovenia in a decade!  

Ten CEU alumni met at Ljubljana’s Pritličje bar and cultural center – and talked for nearly four hours straight! Things got nostalgic, with stories of student days and parties – and readings of Foucault – as well as stories of post CEU life and talk of the future, including CEU’s move to Vienna.

CEU Alumna Appointed Facebook's Ukraine Policy Manager

June 14, 2019

CEU alumna Kateryna Kruk (POLS '13, Ukraine) was recently hired as Facebook's Public Policy Manager for Ukraine. Learn more about Kateryna, her fight against fake news and more: story.  

Serbian Alumni Happy Hour Raises Spirits, Funds for Scholarship

CEU alumni in Serbia gathered for a lively Happy Hour in Belgrade on Friday, June 7 – and raised hundreds of euros in support of their country’s future CEU students.

The event drew ten alumni and friends from the tight-knit alumni community to Belgrade’s Jazz Basta Club. Hosted by Chapter Leader Milica Nesic (LEGS ’18) and Nurangiz Khodzharova (IRES ’08), CEU Alumni Volunteer Programs Coordinator, the event featured drinks, networking, and a fun CEU-themed trivia game with CEU-branded prizes.

The event was also the third annual fundraiser for the Serbian Alumni Scholarship.

Alumni Meetup Largest Yet in Vienna

Nearly 30 CEU alumni met in Vienna on Wednesday, June 5 for a special happy hour with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff. (See pics below.) It was the university’s largest alumni event in the Austrian capital thus far, and with CEU’s new campus opening there this fall, a likely foretaste of things to come.

Meeting at Vienna’s buzzing Magazin 3 Hacken restaurant, the crowd consisted of graduates of nearly every CEU academic unit and classes from 1993 to 2018. Guests also included two CEU couples - and the young daughter of one.

Alumna-Founded Startup Among Slovakia's Top Ten

Papaya POS, founded by CEU alumna Zuzana Vojtekova (IR '04), was recently included among Forbes Slovensko's top 10 most successful startups in the country! Read the Forbes interview (in Slovak).