Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Center for Religious Studies at Central European University.

CEU represents a new model of international education, a hub for cross-disciplinary regional and global studies, and a source of intellectual support. Situated at the crossroad of empires and world religions, Budapest offers a microcosm of interactions between religions, cultures and societies. CEU students come from more than 110 countries. Our faculty is comprised of specialists representing more than 30 nationalities.

This makes CEU is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and unique setting for the study of religion in a historical and comparative perspective.

Every year, in addition to their departmental studies, incoming MA and PhD students join the Center For Religious Studies to engage in a rigorous and challenging program focused on the study of religious phenomena from a historical point of view, from Late Antiquity to modernity, through a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

Since 2005, the Center has grown as an academic forum at CEU fostering the study of religion, a hub of work in the humanities and social sciences that crosses the boundaries of disciplines and geo-political categorizations. The Center looks forward to some exciting future research developments.

We look forward to meeting you, working with you, and providing resources for your academic endeavors in a convivial atmosphere. Students, faculty, other members of the academic community here at CEU, as well as visitors are always welcome.

We look forward to our mutual engagement with this rewarding and growing field of study.

With best regards,

Carsten Wilke