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Center for Cognitive Computation

The mission of CCC is to promote interdisciplinary research that investigates computational and biological bases of human and animal cognition with the tools of formal sciences. The center is dedicated to explore, develop, apply and disseminate methods, concepts and frameworks that utilize the apparatus of mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, systems theory and decision theory in order to understand and build models of higher cognitive functions of the brain. 

Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS), heir to the Center for Hellenic Traditions (2004/5–2009/10), promotes the study of the eastern Mediterranean and its hinterlands from antiquity, especially the Hellenistic oikoumene (323–30 BCE), to the end of the Ottoman period (1923 CE).

Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine

The Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) was established in 2005 based on the recognition of a new and increasingly developing interdisciplinary field: the ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnology. 

Center for European Neighborhood Studies

The Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) was founded in 2005 as an institution of advanced research into the EU enlargement process. Our overall goal is to promote a dialogue between member states and partners in eastern and southern Europe, academics and decision makers in the EU and in national governments so that they may have a more informed understanding of factors that influence Europe’s common future.

Center for European Union Research

The Center for European Union Research (CEUR) is a platform for collaborative research, dissemination and international networking in the field of European Union studies. CEUR is open to all CEU faculty and emphasises an interdisciplinary approach. 

Center for Integrity in Business and Government

Established in 2011 thanks to a Siemens AG 3 USD Million Integrity Initiative grant the Center for Integrity in Business and Government (CIBG) at Central European University has its main mission to help organizations incorporate integrity in their strategies through innovative perspectives in research, education, training and consulting.

Center for Media, Data and Society

CMDS is the leading center of research on media, communication, and information policy in Central and Eastern Europe. Based in the School of Public Policy at Central European University, we produce scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs.

Center for Policy Studies

The Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is a university research center that combines teaching, research and occasionally acting as a university-based think tank managing topical platforms, social policy monitoring, and providing academic research support to policy innovations. CPS activities draw on its existing multi-disciplinary resources from law, economics, political science and sociology but also from its connections with open society driven partners. 

Center for Religious Studies

The Center for Religious Studies (CRS) is a cross-departmental unit whose mission to initiate and to coordinate research, academic events, and publications that address religion-related questions in critical ways. CRS collaborates its teaching activities with ten partner departments and academic units at CEU.

CEU Democracy Institute

The CEU Democracy Institute, based in Budapest, strives to enable the renewal and strengthening of democratic and open societies through world-class research, collaboration across academic and professional disciplines, teaching and the free exchange of ideas, and public engagement on a local, regional, and global scale.

Cognitive Development Center

The Cognitive Development Center (CDC) was established in September 2008 for studying the cognitive development of babies and children. The research of the center addresses questions related to the ontogenesis of human cognitive capacities, especially action interpretation, mental attribution, social cognition, reasoning, communication, and basic cultural learning mechanisms.

Initiative for Regulatory Innovation

The Initiative for Regulatory Innovation is a research center that aims to assess the current state of economic regulation in the region as well as to explore directions for continuous improvement. Bringing together business leaders of regulated enterprises, reform-oriented officials, and academics distinguished by their deep understanding of a policy and political context of their respective countries, IRI aims is to be a unique transnational research network that significantly strengthens a link between CEU and leading business and public organizations.

Institute for Advanced Study

Promoting the free and independent pursuit of scholarly research in the context of an interdisciplinary intellectual community is the main mission of Institute for Advanced Study CEU (IAS CEU).

Pasts Inc., Center for Historical Studies

Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies was established in 2002 as a core of a transnational, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of scholars. Its mission has been to bridge teaching and research and as such, to contribute to the training and career development of emerging scholars, in connection with specific research projects. As an interface between the university and the external research environment, Pasts, Inc., fills an important function as a vehicle for the academic socialization of PhD students and recent graduates.

Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery

The Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery brings together policy practitioners, academics, students, and others to come up with new ideas on how to end conflict or speed the recovery from war. Based at the School of Public Policy at Central European University, the center runs open research collaborations aimed at widening the range of people involved in public policy issues around violent conflict and in providing opportunities for students to engage in current problems.

Social Mind Center

The aim of the Social Mind Center is to promote interdisciplinary research that investigates the link between sociality and cognition. The research activities at the center aim at a new understanding of how the human mind enables and constrains social life including coordination and the transmission of ideas and practices, and how human minds are shaped by cultural practices. The interdisciplinary research at the center will integrate cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and robotics approaches to cognition with social sciences approaches and philosophical approaches that target the interplay between biological and cultural determinants of the human mind.

Systems Laboratory

The Systems Laboratory aims at enabling use of latest Information and Communication Technologies in the areas of CEU core expertise. Special attention is paid to modeling of environmental and social systems and promoting use of geospatial technologies. Syslab develops and runs the graduate courses and workshops on use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing tailored for the needs of various CEU departments and units.

Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU) is a complex archival institution. OSA is both a  repository  of important collections, primarily related to the history of the Cold War and grave international human rights violations, and a  laboratory  of archival experiments on new ways of assessing, contextualizing, presenting, and making use of archival documents.

Visual Studies Platform

Visual Studies Platform (VSP) is a cross-disciplinary initiative designed to explore and propose innovative approaches to research and teaching visual imagery in the digital century. It encompasses research on visual theory, method and history across different media forms, including visual arts, film, photography and performance. 

Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education

The Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education at Central European University, named after the third President and Rector of the University, is a collaborative academic initiative promoting applied policy research and professional training in higher education.