Alumni News

Alumni Meet in Prague

More than a dozen CEU alumni got together for a small but lively reunion in the Czech capital on Tuesday, November 5. The meetup was hosted by Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ’99) CEU Vice President for Enrollment, Careers and Alumni Relations, at Prague’s Podlarka Karlin pub. (See pics below.)

The meetup drew many generations of alumni, from early alumni from the Class of 1993 to recent graduates from the Class of 2017. Among attendees were professionals from the Czech and local governments, civil society, business and higher education.

Alumni Welcome CEU Vienna’s First Cohort

October 2, 2019

CEU alumni were there as the university welcomed its first-ever cohort of students to its Vienna campus on Monday, September 30.

Approximately 30 alumni, mostly from the Austrian Vienna chapter, attended the Student Welcome Reception held at CEU’s new campus on Vienna’s Favoriten district. See full story and photos.

Alumni Lounge Launched at CEU

September 17, 2019

After months of anticipation it’s finally here: CEU’s first alumni-centric space on campus, the Alumni Lounge!

Last Friday night, more than 30 CEU alumni from Budapest and beyond came to help us launch this important new space with a very special champagne reception. Thanks to everyone who joined us! SEE PICS.

Raise The Roof: ‘Chillout’ Party Draws Hundreds

September 17, 2019

What a party!

Hundreds of CEU students and alumni packed the university’s rooftop for the academic year’s first Rooftop Chillout party, on Friday, September 13.

The party featured drinks, live music, interactive games and more on a spectacular end-of-summer evening. Music included live performances from students and alumni as well as a world music DJ set. (More pics below.)

While mostly a mixer for students fresh from their first week of classes, dozens of local alumni also attended and mingled with this year’s diverse and skilled class.

CEU Alumnus Galyan Passes

August 8, 2019

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of CEU alumnus Artak Galyan (POLS ’10, Armenia), who died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 35 years old.

In addition to earning his MA, Artak was a PhD candidate and teaching assistant with the CEU Department of Political Studies, where he forged many strong friendships with classmates and faculty. His career achievements included stints as a Fieldwork Coordinator with the Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting, and as an intern with the United Nations Development Program in Pristina, Kosovo, among others.