Welcome to CEU’s Summer University, a special study and professional development opportunity for academics and practitioners from all over the world. Join the CEU community online in 2020 and in person at the Budapest campus in 2021.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 CEU Summer University goes online with revised course offerings. While some of our courses have been adapted from face-to-face teaching and learning to the virtual environment, some others will be postponed until 2021. (CLICK HERE to find out more about the postponed courses.) 
Courses are designed to be remote yet interactive exploiting the online tools available for discussion, small group work, collaborative projects, presentations, and individual consultations with faculty and peers to maximize the online learning experience.
You can obtain ECTS credits, make virtual friends and become part of academic and professional networks that will emerge despite the current health crisis and will, hopefully soon, evolve into face-to-face contacts and events.
We invite you to join us from your home this summer and look forward to meeting you in person in Budapest next year.

Online courses in 2020

Bridging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment

22 - 28 June, 2020

A joint online introductory course of the following events to be held face-to-face later in the fall:

Decision-makers are faced with the constant challenge of maintaining access to and understanding new technologies and data, as information and communication technologies (ICTs) are constantly evolving and as more data is becoming available. Despite continually improving technologies, informed decision-making is being hindered by inadequate attention to enabling conditions, e.g. a lack of in-service education and professional training. Practitioners are in a position to greatly benefit from this data revolution and to better shape management strategies and make more informed, data-driven decisions if they have a periodic overview of emerging technologies and their potential applications.

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Green Industrialization: Pathways Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

27 - 30 July, 2020

With an introductory self-paced online course: June 11-30, 2020

Inclusive and sustainable industrialization is essential to achieve sustainable development. It unleashes dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income, facilitates international trade, and enables efficient use of resources. As such, it is a major driver of shared prosperity and green transition. In many countries, production and consumption patterns are outpacing the renewal capacity of natural resources and the capacity of governments to manage waste products. The greening of industries by governments and industries themselves is a proactive way to decouple environmental pressures from economic growth. Science and technology play a vital role in encouraging manufacturing industries towards using sustainable patterns of production and economic growth.


Industrial Heritage as a Source of Social Empowerment and Economic Revitalization

6 - 10 July, 2020

The course will look at tangible and intangible heritage – landscape, built heritage, mobile heritage, practices, knowledge, social structures – linked to redundant industrial landscapes. It will address the question of how cultural heritage can change the cultural identity of a region promoting an optimistic future. The course aims to improve the participants’ ability to understand industrial heritage within the dynamic relationship of three levels: the macro-level of regions (spatial planning and territorial development), the meso-level of settlements (urban planning), and the micro-level of buildings. The course will look at the regeneration not only of individual buildings but also of entire regions. However, adaptive reuse of buildings and complexes will be a special focus.

Music as Heritage: From Tradition to Product - Online Musicology

13 - 21 July, 2020

Following the success of our 10-day summer course ‘Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product’ organized with CEU Cultural Heritage Studies in 2019, we will adapt our concept for an online musical heritage course. Based on the experiences of the previous course, we preserve the key academic elements, but transfer and present them in a brand-new online format.

Summer School in Latin and Greek Codicology and Palaeography

6 - 10 July, 2020

The Summer School is an intensive, real time (CET), fully interactive online course. It comprises two morning sessions and one afternoon session. With a focus on intensive Latin and Greek palaeography classes in parallel tracks, it also provides instruction in textual criticism and diplomatics. It includes thematic lectures, assignments, introduction to online resources, a palaeography exam and an opportunity for consultation. It gives a certificate of attendance and ECTS credits.
  • Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989): Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities
    This course will be held online in January and February 2021. More information will be published around September 2020.