History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1991, Central European University is a private university in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary. Founded by a renowned businessman and hedge fund manager, George Soros, in 1991 with his donation of $880 million which made the Central European University one of the richest universities in Europe at the beginning only. CEU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Central European University is ranked #821 in Best Global Universities by US News and World Report in 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
There are two campuses for the university, one in Budapest and one in Vienna. All students have access to the same amenities on both campuses. The Vienna campus of CEU is situated in Favoriten, the multicultural 10th district and home to some of Vienna's most ethnically varied residents. Central European University has a number of faculties and schools in the fields of social sciences, public policy, law, sciences and international studies. It offers more than 19 graduate programs which include 1-year Masters in Central European History; Economic and Legal Studies; Gender Studies; Human Rights; International Relations; Medieval Studies; Nationalism Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Public Policy; Sociology and Social Anthropology, Environmental Sciences and Policy; Business Analytics, Comparative Constitutional Law; Economic and Legal Studies; Human Rights; International Business Law, Full-Time Masters of Business Administration (MBA), etc.
Accomplishments and Alumni
CEU is renowned for its brilliance in both teaching and research and is ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world in a number of academic areas by the QS World University Rankings. The official language of instruction at CEU is English. According to THE, Central European University is ranked #301-350 in 2020. The university has produced thousands of alumni working across the world. Some of the famous notable alumni are Giorgi Margvelashvili,( Former President of Georgia), Monica Macovei, (Former Romanian Minister of Justice), Tomasz Kamusella ( political scientist ) Andrei Oi?teanu (historian of religions), Dylan Mohan Gray (filmmaker), etc,
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
At University, there are around 1500 students enrolled from 117 countries with the academic staff of 700 members representing 40 countries. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. The percentage of females is 49% and females are 51%. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Some of the Top companies visiting the campus are the European Commission, Morgan Stanley, Citi, BlackRock, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, The World Bank, UNDP, Deloitte, Council of Europe, IBM, etc.