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Central European University

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being 2019
Quellenstrasse 51, Wien, 1100, Austria

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is an English-language university based in Vienna founded in 1991 by a group of visionary intellectuals – most of them prominent members of the anti-totalitarian democratic opposition.

Accredited in the United States and Hungary, the CEU offers degrees in the social scienceshumanities, law, public policybusiness managementenvironmental science, and mathematics. It is considered to be an important university in Central Europe for social sciences and humanities.

Located in the heart of Central Europe, students can enjoy historical, cultural, and social diversity within a thriving capital. CEU occupies several buildings in a vibrant downtown neighbourhood just a few minutes from the Danube.

CEU students come from over 100 countries across five continents meaning that there is no predominant national majority. This unique characteristic of the university is one of the most appealing aspects of student life.

The library at CEU has an impressive on-site and digital collection particularly in the fields of social sciences and humanities. The library contains more than 255,000 documents in various formats and includes access to a range of academic databases.

Annual events include the universities Autumn Sports Day, International Cultural Festival, Valentine's Day Ice Skating Party and the Danube Regatta.

CEU also actively encourages and supports students offering a variety of interests and activities from chess and basketball to film and literature.

Notable alumni include Srđan Cvijić, a Serbian political scientist, Ilir Dugoolli, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Norway, and József Berényi, Chairman of the Party of the Hungarian Coalition.

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Key statistics

  • 97%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 7.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 1,236
    Number of FTE Students
  • 17%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Central European University

  • Law

    • Law
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology