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CEU Summer University (SUN) 
Budapest, June 20 – July 29, 2022 

If you are interested in applying to any of our courses as a participant, please visit our course listing here

Those who wish to propose a course with a team of faculty should follow the guidelines below. The application process for 2022 is closed. The 2023 Call for Course Proposals will be updated in February 2022.

Call for Course Proposals 

Program description

The Summer University (SUN) of CEU is the extension of the university’s mission of promoting research, teaching and social engagement by hosting high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in the social sciences and the humanities. The short, intensive courses, taught by a team of distinguished international faculty (including CEU professors), are advertised worldwide primarily to attract advanced undergraduates, graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers, and professionals. The teaching teams' joint expertise is shared with participants in a comparative framework during the summer courses.

SUN courses cater to the various needs of academic and professional development in the social sciences and humanities across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include anthropology, cognitive science, comparative religion, cultural heritage, environmental sciences, gender studies, history, environmental sciences and policy, international relations, cultural, legal, media and medieval studies, mediation, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology, etc. The program encourages topics in newly emerging fields

Most courses aim to address currently relevant issues, such as conflict resolution, ethnic relations, migration, nationalism and transnationalism, globalization, human rights, sustainability, urban development, poverty reduction, integrity, Romani identities, religion and politics, and the use of geospatial technologies for environmental decision- and policymakers, among others. These issues are discussed in a general theoretical framework as well as embedded in the context of the actual countries/regions the participants come from.
The program utilizes CEU's recognized regional expertise and its wider network, providing space for academic networking between junior and senior scholars from a wide range of institutions and discipline areas, often with long-term outcomes such as collaborative research projects, joint publications, etc.
Courses typically last from one to two weeks. Based on the CEU credit hour system, each course has a teaching load of 1,200 minutes per week.

Program Tracks

There are two tracks in the program: 
Track I: high-level, research-oriented courses for academics
Track II: courses addressing the professional development needs of practitioners, policymakers, etc.

Cooperation partner

CEU Summer Univerity's main partner in developing and funding courses is the Open Society University University Network (OSUN).

How to submit a SUN course proposal?

Click on the Guidelines to find out more about the program details and on how to design a course that matches CEU’s priorities and funding schemes. For OSUN-SUN collaborative proposals consult the OSUN priorities.

Downloadable required attachments

For detailed instructions please read the Guidelines.