Yehuda Elkana, CEU’s third president and rector (1999-2009), passed away on Sunday, September 21, in Jerusalem, after a battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. An international scholar and survivor of Auschwitz, Mr. Elkana was a devoted proponent of Open Society. He will be dearly missed.
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International students and alumni are increasingly a fact of life for many universities around the world. While these institutions employ different approaches in regards to their international alumni, CEU has garnered increased attention for its unique model of connecting with and engaging its graduates. Four recent publications have cited CEU’s approach as an example to other institutions.
“We’re innovative, and now that is being recognized by others,” said Serge Sych, CEU’s Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations. “This is the biggest acknowledgement you can get.”
A group of CEU alumni and and students from Belarus met on Thursday, August 16 at the Hungarian Embassy in Minsk, where officials answered students’ questions about life in Hungary. Afterwards, the group adjourned to a local café and alumni shared their experiences of life at CEU with the students, who will begin their studies there in September.