Alumni

Miklós Farkas (Economics PhD 2017), Lecturer in Finance, University of Bristol

June 8, 2017
"The PhD programme at the Department of Economics fully prepared me for an academic career. Both students and faculty are exceptionally talented and strongly motivited by the inspiring academic envirionment that is unique to the region. The University provides generous funding for attending international conferences, summer schools and also for visiting other universities. The Department also offers invaluable guidance to navigate the academic job market by simulating each and every stage of the recruitment process.

András Kiss ( Economics PhD 2015), Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam

March 18, 2016

"The Economics Department at CEU runs an excellent and well-funded PhD program. The level of courses is on par with leading European universities, teaching load is limited, and there are many opportunities for research assistantships. The weekly seminar series features invited speakers from the best departments in the world. The faculty is accessible, supportive, and its strong focus on research provides an inspiring environment for PhD students. Peers are great, and so is Budapest as a city. I can't think of another place in Europe where I'd rather spent my graduate years."

Dóra Benedek ( PhD, 2011 ): Economist at the Tax Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA

April 8, 2015

I believe I made the right choice when choosing the CEU doctoral program and the learning experience was very enriching. The faculty and my class were excellent and very cooperative and supportive in all aspects. The University also provided a lot of support throughout my studies, both regarding finances and the overall educational environment, including the library and the class selection.

Péter Bakos (MA in Economics , 2007): Vice President, The Royal Bank of Scotland in London, UK

April 8, 2015

“Studying at CEU was an amazing experience. We had the chance to learn from the best economics professors while we were in an exceptionally international environment where long term friendships were made. It was a hard and challenging 2-year program but it was definitely worth it as I am sure that I would not be in my current position without having the opportunity to study at CEU. Thank you!

Katarina Lukacsy (PhD, 2011): Software Engineer, Cisco Systems Ltd. Research and Development Center, Galway, Republic of Ireland

April 8, 2015

“CEU has been a great experience for me both professionally and personally. I have received quality education that is highly valued around the world but I have also gained generic skills that allowed me to place myself easily in the industry. During my time at CEU I have met people from many different countries who became my good friends and with whom I stayed in touch ever after. CEU is not just a university to me, CEU is a place where I grew and matured into a self-confident adult well prepared for life."