Welcome

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.

See below the 2020 course list. For course-specific application requirements and financial information please consult the course pages (click on the course titles). Access to the online application form is also available on the course webpages. General application deadline: 14 February, 2020.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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

This 7-day seminar in digital humanities research methods is designed to expose a new generation of scholars in Cold War history and culture to methods of analysis and discovery involving computational techniques. Designed and run by NEP4DISSENT (New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent, nep4dissent.eu), COST Action 16213, the inspiration for the course is built around the transfer of knowledge from technologists and data scientists to humanists.

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 - 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?

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.

8 July - 17 July, 2020
Following the success and experience of our summer course ‘Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product’ organized with CEU Cultural Heritage Studies in 2019, our next musical heritage course will place the Western Balkan, its intangible heritage and its strong cultural ties to Central and Eastern Europe in its focus
 
This regional scope offers fertile grounds for both research and pragmatic explorationsbranching off to broader societal, historical, political and
29 June - 3 July, 2020

If Europe and the rest of the world are to achieve their 2030 sustainable development goals, significant action needs to be taken during the next 10 years to address the impacts of environmental pollution on people’s health and well-being, the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, climate change and its increasing impacts, and the overconsumption of natural resources. The issues faced are of unprecedented scale and urgency, bringing challenges to how practitioners across society respond to them and how knowledge is used to support action.

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.

Special Programs

Short study-trips

ISEPEI WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
practical training offering insights for decision-making
and planning in various fields of data managem
ent

SHORT STUDY TRIPS
custom courses in cooperation with partner institutions
 

Course for high-school students
 
 
LEARN AND MAKE FRIENDS AT CEU
a hands-on approach to higher education for
senior high-school students