CEU Alumni News

Alumnus Atakishiyev Passes

July 12, 2019

We are saddened to report the recent passing of CEU alumnus Aydin Atakishiyev (ECON ’06, Azerbaijan) after a long illness. He was 38 years old.

A veteran of the Azeri banking sector, Aydin was formerly a member of the Executive Board of PASHA Bank OJSC. He also worked as freelance trainer and consultant.

Well-known to his fellow alumni from Azerbaijan, Aydin will be missed. Our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and classmates.

Big Year for Alumni-Supported Students

July 10, 2019

This year’s Alumni Scholarship Recipients (ASRs) had a huge year, impressively balancing study with more than 1100 hours of service to the CEU community, through volunteerism, philanthropy, arts and media and more. Twenty-seven students, from 22 different countries, received the scholarship this academic year.

Rooftop Party Kicks Off Summer at CEU

More than 150 students and alumni packed the CEU rooftop for a fun, pre-graduation end-of-year chillout party on Friday, June 21. Attendees – many fresh from thesis defence – enjoyed drinks, live music, quiz and quality time with friends and classmates on the year’s first night of summer. SEE PHOTOS.

CEU Alumnus Popescu Moldovan Foreign Minister

June 27, 2019

CEU alumnus Nicu Popescu (IR MA '03, PhD '09) was recently appointed Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova. He has since commented extensively on the constitutional crisis in that country. See interview.

Homecoming: Alumni Meet in Skopje

June 17, 2019

More than a dozen CEU alumni and friends met for a lively summer meetup in Skopje, North Macedonia on Wednesday, June 5.

Gathering at the Public Room bar, the event drew a wide spectrum of CEU alumni. It was also the first alumni meetup in Skopje hosted by CEU Alumni Relations Head Nena Grceva (GENS ’05), herself a native of Skopje.

Attendees were from graduating classes 1993 to 2018, and many are making an impact in NGOs, academia and business. Many attendees have also supported CEU as alumni donors and volunteers.