The Central European University (CEU) was founded in 1991 and is known for excellence in teaching and research—with purpose. At the core of its mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it leads, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment to resolve differences through debate not denial.
Since several years ago, CEU has joined forces with UN-SPIDER to carry out training courses on the use of space technologies in disaster management to train a new generation of professionals.
CEU is accredited in the United States, Austria, and Hungary, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, management and public policy. Located in the heart of Central Europe -- in Vienna and Budapest -- CEU has a distinct academic and intellectual focus, combining the comparative study of the region's historical, cultural, and social diversity with a global perspective on good governance, sustainable development and social transformation