Alumni News

Alumnus Gives EUR 30,000 to CEU, Challenges Fellow Alumni

November 29, 2021

After several challenging years, CEU is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and setting a bold new course for itself in Vienna. However, building the university’s new home will depend on everyone in the CEU community, alumni included. 

Vladislav Shayman (LEGS ’06, EMBA ’14, Russia) understands this. And this autumn he decided to do something about it – in the form of a EUR 30,000 gift to CEU. With his gift, he is challenging his fellow alumni to Join him in supporting CEU. 

Alumnus Zsolt Enyedi Co-Authors ‘Party System Closure’ Book

November 17, 2021

Former CEU Pro-Rector for Hungarian Affairs and CEU alumnus Zsolt Enyedi (POLS '94, Hungary) co-authored the book Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe, which was recently published by Oxford University Press.

Hear what he has to say about the book (co-authored with CEU POLS PhD Fernando Casal Bertoa) in this video.

Congratulations, Zsolt! 

“We’re not going away”: CEU Rector Meets Alumni in Budapest

October 11, 2021

CEU’s largest alumni community in the world is in Budapest. And on the evening of Thursday, October 7, dozens of them gathered at the university’s Budapest campus for a special meet and greet with new President and Rector Shalini Randeria. 

“You are our largest constituency,” the Rector told alumni. “We need you.” 

Alumna Andrea Krizsan Publishes New Book

September 28, 2021

CEU alumna Andrea Krizsan (POLS ’96, ’02 PhD, Romania), and co-author Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam), have published a new book Politicizing Gender and Democracy in the Context of the Istanbul Convention, on Palgrave MacMillan. Andrea is also a CEU professor and Democracy Institute Senior research fellow. See full story.

‘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.