CEU Summer University (SUN)
Budapest, June 20 – July 29, 2022
If you are interested in applying to any of our courses offered in the summer of 2021 as a participant, please visit our course listing here.
Call for Course Proposals
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.
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.
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
Download the required attachments in editable format (for detailed instructions please read the Guidelines):