The Kozep-europai Egyetem (Central European University, CEU) is a graduate institution of advanced research and teaching, dedicated to socially and morally responsible intellectual inquiry. CEU’s distinctive educational program builds on the research tradition of the great American universities; on the most valuable Central European intellectual traditions; on the international diversity of its faculty and students; on its commitment to social service and on its own history of academic and policy achievements in transforming the closed communist inheritance. CEU is committed to promoting the values of open society and self-reflective critical thinking. It aims at excellence in the mastery of established knowledge, courage to pursue the creation of new knowledge in the humanities, the social sciences, law and management, and engagement in promoting applications for each, in particular threugh their policy implications. CEU is a new model for international education, a center for study of contemporary economic, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity.
CEU is a privately funded postgraduate university accredited in Hungary (since 2005) and in the United States by the Middle States Com missi on on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 2004. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, ranked CEU #91 in the social sciences humanities category – one of the 31 European universities in this category. CEU is not eligible for placement in the overall university rankings as it does not have undergraduate programs. CEU also placed 5th among universities in Europe in receiving competitive research grants from the EU in social sciences and humanities, with 28 accepted project applications within the FP 7 Collaborative research projects funding initiative provided by the EU Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Currently CEU is managing 12 ERC grants and is a partner in 5 Marie Curie Training Networks. For CEU, partnerships with other universities are an essential part of our open society mission. CEU partners with institutions and universities across the globe, offering opportunities for our students, faculty and researchers to benefit from and contribute to the development of new knowledge in a wide variety of fields.
With approximately 1,400 students from over 100 countries and over 400 academic staff members from 60 countries, it is one of the most densely international universities in the world. CEU offers graduate-level English-language curricula in the social sciences, humanities, law, management and public policy. Through its two schools and 14 departments CEU offers 35 master’s degree programs, of those 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Programs and 12 doctoral programs. CEU is a new model for international education, a center for regional and global studies, and a source of intellectual support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights.
CEU fosters interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research focused on the critical issues of the 21st century and rooted in the best traditions of both Central European and American scholarship . Through its 19 research centers and 18 research groups, CEU promotes an environment where high-quality research can take place; where readiness for intellectual risk-taking and for radical rethinking of foundations is strongly encouraged; and where values of open society, democracy and critical, reflective thinking are cultivated.
Dr. Norbert Sabic holds a PhD in Political Sciences from Central European University (CEU), in Budapest, Hungary. In his doctoral research, he critically examined the European policy narrative advocating for the diversification of higher education and explored in detail the use of transparency tools by the Romanian government to foster organizational differentiation. In 2016 Norbert joined CEU’s Strategic Planning Office and assists in the implementation of the university’s Intellectual Themes Initiative. Norbert is also affiliated to CEU’s Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, where he conducts research on higher education policies and co-teaches a Master course on Higher Education and Public Policy. Norbert’s research interest concern the topics of institutional rankings and classification, performance measurements and efficiency in higher education, governance and financing of higher education institutions.