Alumni News

‘To Build a Home’ Rector Meets CEU Alumni in Vienna

September 22, 2021

Alumni are crucial in helping CEU establish its new base in Vienna. That was new President and Rector Shalini Randeria’s message during an informal meetup with alumni and friends on Thursday, September 16 at the university’s Vienna campus. 

The rector noted that, like most alumni, she too started her CEU career in Budapest. However, Vienna is now ‘where we need to build a home.’ 

The rector, who made history last summer by becoming the first-ever female to lead CEU, helped establish the university’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the 1990s. 

CEU Alumna Dorottya Redai Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021

September 17, 2021

CEU alumna and research fellow  Dorottya Redai (GENS ‘03 MA, ‘16 PhD, Hungary) was named among TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2021. The list recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world's most influential individuals of the year.

Prague CEU Alumni Gathering Largest in Years

September 16, 2021

CEU alumni and friends gathered in Prague on Sunday, September 12 for one of the largest informal alumni gatherings there in recent years. Hosted by CEU Vice President and alumnus Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ‘99) at the Kolkovna v Kolkovne restaurant, the meetup drew 25 alumni eager to reconnect with their friends and classmates. (Pics below.) 

CEU Tradition: Alumni Welcome Incoming New Students

September 15, 2021

CEU Alumni around the world once again took the lead in welcoming new students to the CEU community this summer by hosting 30 online “Welcome to CEU” meetups. 

Alumnus Lala Elected to Kosovo Parliament

July 31, 2021

CEU alumnus Fridon Lala (SPP ’19, Kosovo) was recently elected as a Member of Parliament in Kosovo and has begun his four-year term. 

Elected during the country’s fifth election since independence, Fridon said his top priorities as an MP are to promote the rights and interests of vulnerable groups and youth. 

“I took the seat at the time when the country was hit hard by Covid 19, and in need of economic recovery,” he said. “Being elected at this young age enables me to bring new perspectives and solutions to Kosovo’s complex problems.”