Central European University

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university. Founded in 1991 at a time when revolutionary changes were throwing off the rigid orthodoxies imposed on Central and Eastern Europe, CEU is based on the premise that human fallibility can be counterbalanced by the critical discussion of ideas and that this critical spirit can be sustained best in societies where citizens have the freedom to scrutinize competing theories and openly evaluate and change government policies.

With approximately 1,400 students and 370 faculty members from more than 130 countries, CEU is one of the most densely international universities in the world. Its rare mix of nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures creates an ideal environment for examining such “open society” subjects as emerging democracies, transitional economies, media freedom, nationalism, human rights, and the rule of law. It also brings multifaceted perspective to all aspects of community life.

CEU is a founding member of the European University Association (EUA), and is accredited both in the USA and Europe (Hungary). With its dual accreditation, CEU brings together the best of two renowned educational traditions. As part of CEU, the Department of Gender Studies is proud of its participation in European and other international academia and scholarly networks. And we believe that the impressive professional accomplishments of our alumnae/i are convincing evidence of the Department’s scholarly and practical value.

The Department of Gender Studies meets the growing demand for expertise in gender issues by providing both Master’s and doctoral level programs in gender studies, as well as serving as a base for non-degree studies and other activities in the field. The department attracts students from a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, and focuses on integrative and comparative approaches in gender studies. The department emphasizes a rich variety of intertwined scholarly interests, such as gender and (post) state-socialist studies, nationalism, theory, cultural studies, transnationalism, and international political movements.

Central European University website: www.ceu.edu

Contact person

Dorottya Redai

E-mail: redaid@ceu.edu