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Welcome to CEU’s Summer University, a very special postgraduate study-abroad opportunity in Budapest, one of the great capital cities in the heart of Europe.

The 2020 course list is available now. More courses will be added soon. Course-specific application requirements and financial information will be available shortly. The online application system will open at the beginning of December.

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Format: 2019-11-14
Format: 2019-11-14

Research-Intensive courses

29 June - 8 July, 2020

History has seen several waves of constitution-building in the 20th century with an unparalleled boom starting in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall. And while experts recently announced the end of this boom in new constitutions after the Cold War, the world is witnessing another wave of constitution-building, this time predominately in Africa. Quite prominent have been the dynamics in the Maghreb as a result of the Arab spring that have recently extended to Algeria and Sudan.

22 June - 30 June, 2020

After the success of our first SUN course in July 2019, the core leadership of our COST Action, New Exploratory Phases in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent, proposes to hold a second summer university course in digital humanities research methods, as applied in our research area.

27 July - 1 August, 2020

Identity has been among the central concerns of Philosophy, from Parmenides to David Lewis. What are the formal properties of identity? Is identity necessary? What is the relationship between essence and identity? When is a thing existing at a certain time identical to a thing existing at a different time? And, more specifically, when is a person existing at a certain time identical to a person existing at a different time? Is identity absolute or relative? Real or constructed?

6 July - 15 July, 2020

The course will focus on the potential of industrial heritage to be a transformative influence in the post-industrial regions. It aims to bridge an industrial past, through a deindustrialized present, towards an economically and socially sustainable future. It is based on the recognition that there is a gap between heritage specialist focusing on heritage assets on one side, and policymakers and developers focusing on social and economic development on the other.

22 July - 31 July, 2020
This summer course addresses an earlier neglected topic in the history of Late Antiquity and Early Christianity which has received increasing attention in the last decades: the complex history of the theological justifications of legitimacy, that is, the versions of the metaphysics of power, affecting the Empire and the Church, the secular and the sacred.
6 July - 10 July, 2020

The course will focus on the nexus between Romani identities and antigypsyism. Antigypsyism is a core concept of critical Romani studies, and can be used methodologically, analytically and theoretically as a way of understanding the position of Roma in Europe historically and in the present moment. A growing body of scholarship grounds our understanding of antigypsyism in the Europeanization of the Roma issue and neoliberal regime expansion following the fall of communism. Other scholars originate antygypsyism in the nation-state building process.

6 July - 17 July, 2020

The history and metaphysics of the concepts of laws of nature and objective probabilities are closely connected with one another and with main topics in the philosophy and history of science. Fundamental laws of physics, particularly quantum theory and statistical mechanics, posit objective probabilities and it has been debated whether all objective probabilities are ultimately grounded in such laws. Laws and probabilities also figure prominently in the special sciences (e.g.

22 June - 26 June, 2020

The past decade has been marked by the return of explicitly nationalist politics. Politicians on the Left and Right have called for the strengthening of national sovereignty in order to mitigate the impact of global free trade as well as migration. As a result, scholarly interest on nationalist/populist political mobilization has exploded across many disciplines including political science, sociology and international relations.

Policy and Training courses

29 June - 3 July, 2020

Journalism is facing two, interrelated crises: a deep crisis of public trust, most visible in the form of the proliferation of misinformation; and the financial crisis that has clobbered news media over the course of the past decade. The two are deeply connected: subscriptions or various forms of memberships seem to be the only business model that works in this new era of journalism, and there is a close link between people’s decision to pay for news and the level of trust they have in the news product they buy or are asked to buy, and the people who make it.

29 June - 10 July, 2020

Do you want to transform your business idea into innovation? Are you considering your own venture? Do you have a young startup and want to be trained in entrepreneurship and business development?
 
Join the CEUiLab Global Startup Bootcamp on June 29 – July 10, 2020.
 

22 June - 26 June, 2020

How can geospatial technologies and remote sensing monitor the progress towards SDGs relater to water and health? With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the call by UN Secretary General for a “revolution” in the use of data for sustainable development, geospatial technologies have tremendous potential to efficiently monitor SDGs progress.

29 June - 3 July, 2020

How can the information and communication technologies (ICTs) empower decision makers and citizens to play a proactive role in management and effective response to natural disasters? The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight the recent advances in ICTs and their impact on decision making.

29 June - 3 July, 2020

The precautionary principle is a key principle of environment governance. It poses challenges to both environmental science and environmental governance because it applies to 'situations of scientific complexity, uncertainty and ignorance, where there may be a need to act in order to avoid, or reduce, potentially serious or irreversible threats to health and/or the environment, using an appropriate strength of scientific evidence, and taking into account the pros and cons of action and inaction and their distribution' (EEA 2013, p. 681).

29 June - 3 July, 2020

In the context of diversification of higher education systems and their sustainability, and the development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), quality assurance, quality enhancement and the evaluation of university teaching and learning has been on the higher education policy agendas in Europe for the past twenty or so years.