CEU Alumni News

Alumna Pavlova (LEGS ’05) passes

January 10, 2023

We are saddened to share that CEU alumna Elena Pavlova (LEGS ’05) passed away on December 22, 2022. She was 40.

Elena was a corporate lawyer and lived in Bologna, Italy. After receiving her degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from CEU, she studied Political Science at Athens University.

She is survived by her husband Claudio, son Nicola, parents Petr and Galina, and brother Artem. She will be missed.

Our deepest condolences to Elena’s family, friends, and fellow alumni.

CEU Alumnus Njoya Tikum (LEGS '06) among the 100 Most Reputable Africans

January 10, 2023

The Legal Studies Department and Alumni Relations Office congratulate alumnus Njoya Tikum from Cameroon (IBL 2005/06) for being included on the 2023 ‘100 Most Reputable Africans’ list compiled by Reputation Poll International. Njoya was included on this list for his work as Manager of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Office for West and Central Africa.

CEU Alumni Come Together for Ukraine

July 6, 2022

On February 24, the world woke up to troubling news from Ukraine: neighboring Russia had launched a full-scale invasion of the country from which over 700 CEU alumni hail from. As Ukrainians and people of other nationalities living in Ukraine fled for their safety, hundreds crossed the border with Hungary in those first days. CEU was ready to help: we immediately offered vacant dorm rooms at the Kerepesi Residence Center (RC) in Budapest to our Ukrainian alumni and their families.

Another Successful Year for the Alumni Scholarship Program

June 16, 2022

On June 14 the Alumni Relations Office hosted a closing ceremony for this year’s cohort of Alumni Scholarship Recipients (ASRs). We gathered on campus in Vienna to toast and celebrate the success and contribution of these students to the CEU community. Several alumni and former ASRs were in attendance as well.

Cherishing the Moment: Alumni Reconnect in Budapest

May 4, 2022

Dozens of CEU alumni stood on the university’s rooftop last Friday, bathed in sunshine. Gathered on the Kharkiv Terrace, they were there to reconnect with one another and to show solidarity with classmates who had fled Ukraine.

Nearly 50 alumni and friends attended the April 29 mini reunion. Welcoming attendees, CEU Vice President for Enrollment, Careers and Alumni Relations Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ’99, Ukraine) noted that, in times like these, community matters more than ever.