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Published on January 10, 2008

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Central European University Summer University Budapest, Hungary:  Central European University Summer University Budapest, Hungary Slide2:  5 reasons why to apply for SUN 5 reasons why to apply to SUN:  5 reasons why to apply to SUN SUN offers a wide variety of high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds participants receive impetus for further research, for building up an academic network, possibility of joint publications SUN offers various funding packages for participants excellent facilities are provided at CEU “SUN offers a wide variety of high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses”:  International Relations Legal Studies Media Studies Medieval Studies Nationalism Studies Philosophy Political Science Public Administration Public Policy Sociology Urban Studies “The uniqueness of the subject, the commitment of the teaching staff and the overall methodology and execution made the course an outstanding success. I have never experienced a more comprehensive and professional display of what quality academic interaction can be.” (course participant, 2002) Cognitive Science Comparative Religion Complex Systems Cultural Anthropology Economics Education Policy Energy Policy Environmental Sciences Ethnic Studies History Human Rights 1996-2005 SUN hosted 183 courses in various disciplines, i.e. “SUN offers a wide variety of high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses” Slide5:  “What did you like most about SUN?” “the persistence in building the subtle equilibrium among people with different interests.” (course participant, 2002) Faculty profile Professors have come to teach courses - from 53 different countries so far - 11% of faculty were from the region - 32% from countries that became new EU member states in 2004 - 54% from Western Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Israel and Japan - 2% from non-regional emerging democracies The ten summer schools held so far - hosted 183 courses, - received 16,131 applications; - 4,983 participants attended, and - 1,352 faculties taught the various courses. SUN faculty have included... “SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds” 1. Slide6:  Peter Brown Professor of History Princeton University Glen Bowersock Professor of Ancient History Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton Dan Sperber Social and Cognitive Scientist CNRS, and CREA Hayden White University Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University Myles Burnyeat Research Fellow All Souls College, Oxford, UK Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd Professor of Arabic Language and Literature Utrecht University and Cairo University Vinh-Kim Nguyen Professor of Medical Anthropology McGill University Sir Geoffrey Lloyd Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge Michael Burawoy Professor of Sociology University of California, Berkeley Victor Friedman Professor of Linguistics University of Chicago Dru C. Gladney Professor of Asian Studies University of Hawaii Moshe Idel Professor of Jewish Thought Hebrew University, Jerusalem Will Kymlicka Professor of Philosophy Queen’s University, Kingston Andrei Pippidi Professor of History University of Bucharest Jorn Rusen Professor of History Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen Ivan Szelenyi Professor of Sociology Yale University Tamas Vicsek Professor of Biological Physics Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest Paul Bloom Professor of Psychology Yale University Tim German Assistant Professor of Psychology University of California Paul Hyams Associate Professor Cornell University Patrick James Professor of Political Science University of Missouri-Columbia James Rosenau Professor of International Studies George Washington University Brian Stock Professor Emeritus University of Toronto Guy Stroumsa Martin Buber Professor of Comparative Religion Hebrew University of Jerusalem “SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds” 2. Slide7:  Participant Figures 1998-2005 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Applied 1570 1859 1874 1769 2046 1361 1007 739 From the region 1528 1805 1813 1408 1757 950 714 434 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Attended 541 586 590 622 578 504 390 349 From the region 525 562 560 510 472 393 246 151 Overall acceptance rate: 47% Overall acceptance rate in the region: 35% “SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds” 3. Slide8:  “SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds” 4. Participants’ Employment Profile 2005 Slide9:  “SUN brings together internationally recognized faculty and a variety of outstanding junior academics and professionals with various backgrounds” 5. Participants’ Regional Distribution 2005 Slide10:  While application from all over the world is encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed countries will usually be expected to pay fees. “SUN offers various funding packages” 1. Slide11:  Participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and Mongolia, as well as those coming from emerging democracies worldwide can apply for financial aid. The scholarships do not include living expenses, participants have to cover these on their own. Living expenses including local transportation and meals are estimated to be EUR 150 for two weeks. “SUN offers various funding packages” 2. Slide12:  “SUN offers various funding packages” 3. Funding Packages Tuition waiver The tuition fee is provided. Recipients have to cover their own insurance, travel, accommodation and living expenses. Partial SUN Scholarship Includes tuition fee, accommodation and insurance. The recipients of the scholarship have to cover their travel and living expenses. Full SUN Scholarship Includes tuition fee, accommodation, insurance and a full or partial travel grant. The recipients of the scholarship have to cover their living expenses. Slide13:  Further Funding Information The Full SUN Scholarships may include a full or partial travel grant which can be applied for on a competitive basis and will be available in a limited number. Visa costs and short domestic trips are not reimbursed. The citizens of the following countries are not eligible to apply for a travel grant: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and the western part of Ukraine, i.e. they should choose Partial SUN Scholarship. “SUN offers various funding packages” 4. Slide14:  As the number of fully funded scholarships available is limited, funding offered by institutions or individuals is welcome so that we can invite more well qualified applicants. When choosing the financial aid package, applicants should consider if they of their institution can contribute to the program expenses. Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their participation; professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training in SUN. While selection of applicants will be based on the academic merit of the applications, those willing to bear the participation costs fully or partially will be preferred in case of equally strong applications. “SUN offers various funding packages” 4. Slide15:  The CEU educational buildings are located in the heart of the capital. These buildings include both educational facilities and administrative offices. The main building of CEU consists of two monument buildings and a newly constructed faculty tower. For the careful renovation of one of the monument buildings, CEU received the "Urban Rehabilitation of 1995" award from the Architects Association. A modern, ten-story faculty tower was constructed behind the two monument buildings and now houses most of the university’s faculty offices and classrooms. The tower is also the site of the library and the university auditorium, an amphitheater-style lecture hall. “excellent facilities are provided” 1. Slide16:  The OSA was established in 1995. The Archives provide research resources for the history of communism and the Cold War, for human rights issues, and the activities of the Soros foundations network. The first acquisition was the records of the Research Institute of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). CEU Library Open Society Archives The CEU Budapest Library (CEUBL) was established in June 1992. The library has 2,000 square meters of open access area comprising four separate reading halls and a Multimedia Library. Twenty-four personal computers with Internet access and access to all on-line and CD-ROM databases are available for all members in the reading area. The CEU Library collects materials in the fields of social sciences, philosophy, political sciences, international relations, legal studies, history, economics, business studies, gender studies, art and literature, medieval studies and environmental sciences. “excellent facilities are provided” 2. Slide17:  Participants are given access to the computing equipment in the CEU Computer Labs. There are five Labs available: four in the main building, and one in the CEU Dormitory. Participants receive a log-in name and an e-mail address in an introductory computer lab tour. They have also the possibility of working on a common drive set up for the purposes of the given course. Computer usage “excellent facilities are provided” 3. Slide18:  Accommodation The CEU Residence and Conference Center (Kerepesi Dormitory) is a modern residence complex located in the 10th District in Budapest. It provides air-conditioned single and double rooms for up to 200 students; each room is equipped with a personal computer and a private bathroom. The dormitory is run as a hotel-type service and students can find many other facilities such as a small shop for various personal articles; cafeteria, restaurant and a pub; sports center with swimming pool and fitness room, basketball and tennis courts, etc. On every floor there is a quiet lounge with a coffee machine, microwave oven and a refrigerator; a TV room; and a laundry room. “excellent facilities are provided” 4. Slide19:  Eligibility criteria and SUN 2006 Slide20:  Minimum requirement for application is a university degree. The program encourages applications from advanced Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, researchers and professionals. The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Eligibility criteria 1. Slide21:  Individuals are not eligible to apply to a SUN course if they attended a CRC (Curriculum Resource Center) session in the same calendar or academic year. Additionally, applicants are not eligible to apply to SUN if they have already participated in two CEU faculty initiative activities (i.e., CRC, SUN) within a four-year period. Preference will be given to new applicants over former participants in Summer University courses. Eligibility criteria 2. Slide22:  contact us via e-mail summeru@ceu.hu visit our website http://www.ceu.hu/sun mail to us CEU Summer University Nador u. 9. H-1051 Budapest Hungary visit us Zrinyi u. 14. H-1051 Budapest Hungary How to find out more about SUN via phone +36-1 327-3811 via fax +36-1 328-3698 or +36-1 327-3124 Thank you for your attention!

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