CEU Alumni News

UPDATE: Relief Efforts for CEU Alumni from Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is a tragedy for the CEU family, which boasts nearly 1000 Ukrainian alumni and students. Since the war’s outbreak, on February 24, the university and its alumni community have mobilized to show solidarity and help alumni and students from Ukraine. See below for what’s being done.  

Here For You: Budapest Alumni Welcome Ukrainian Arrivals

Last Friday the CEU Residence Center in Budapest was busier than usual. Dozens of CEU alumni and friends gathered solemnly in a large conference room, brought together not for a reunion or meetup, but by the war in Ukraine. 

Several had recently arrived in Budapest, families in tow, after fleeing their homes. Some were now living in the dorm.

“I never thought I would be coming back to Kerepesi like this,” one said. 

CEU Alumnus Stanislav Todorov Appointed Bulgarian Deputy Energy Minister

February 8, 2022

CEU alumnus Stanislav Todorov (LEGS ’07) was appointed in January as Deputy Minister of Energy of Bulgaria.  

Prior to his appointment Stanislav served as procurement manager at Visteon Corporation. Earlier in his career he held managerial positions with Bulgaria’s AES Maritza East 1 power plant, among others.  

CEU Alumna Inga Popovaite in Simulated Mars Mission

February 7, 2022

CEU Alumna and former Alumni Scholarship Recipient Inga Popovaite (NATI ’14, Lithuania) spent last autumn at the Mars Desert Research Station, in Utah, USA, as a researcher for the University of Iowa, on a simulated mission to the Red Planet. See full story.  

Congratulations, Inga!  

Alumna Orsolya Réthelyi New ELTE BTK Deputy Dean

February 3, 2022

CEU alumna Orsolya Réthelyi (MEDS MA ‘00, PhD ’10, Hungary) has been named the new international deputy dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest.  

Orsolya is an associate professor at ELTE and head of the university’s Department of Dutch Studies. Congratulations, Orsolya