MESPOM Reunion

For the soon-to-be graduates and MESPOM alumni yearning to relive the experience, join MESPOM’s first official reunion, coinciding with the Graduation of the Class of 2010 at CEU in Budapest! 


The official dates are 18 & 19 June 2010, Friday and Saturday (the draft schedule is here).

Thursday (the 17th) is the CEU graduation, and you are welcome to already attend. 


If you are planning to attend, please register.  You will also find all the relevant information about the event. 

MESPOM deadline for European Union Applicants extended to March 16

This year, for the first time, citizens from the European Union are eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships to support their study on the MESPOM program.

We have extended the deadline for applications by  EU citizens until March 16th 2010, so you still have the opportunity to come and study on our program this year. Admission information is available here. All the application materials are to be submitted electronically; here is the link to the submission web-page.

MESPOM is granted Erasmus Mundus status for the second time

MESPOM has been awarded the status of an Erasmus Mundus course for the second time (for 2010-2015). In the last four years, students from over 55 countries of five continents have studied at MESPOM. Last summer it was selected in the first round of the new Erasmus Mundus program together with other joint European Masters courses in areas of European excellence.

University world rankings.. looking good!

One of the MESPOM partner universities, the University of Manchester, has climbed up three places and is now ranked number 26 in the table of the world’s top 200 universities (Times Higher Education 2009). In particular, the ranking includes the results of an employer survey of 3,281 major graduate employers, making up 10 per cent of the overall result. In this category, we were one of only six universities in the UK to score a perfect 100. This evidence confirmed how highly rated The University of Manchester is amongst graduate recruiters.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships for 2008-2010

For 2008-2010, the European Commission will provide not only general Erasmus Mundus scholarships - available to students from all third-countries - but also additional scholarships for nationals of West Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. We strongly encourage eligible candidates from these countries to apply to MESPOM.

The third batch of MESPOM graduated!

On June 18, 2009, 39 students accepted to MESPOM in 2007 have become masters of science. The formal part of the graduation, arranged as a part of CEU annual commencement ceremony, took place in Vígszínház, an elegant XIX century theatre on the Grand Boulevard of Budapest. After the ceremony, the graduates, their guests and teachers moved to the boat “Attila”, waiting for them just in a few hundred meters, on the waves of the schönen, blauen Donau.

MESPOMer elected EMA President!

Chunyu Liang, MESPOMer Batch 1, has been elected the President of Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association on the 6th of June 2009 at the EMA General Assembly in Vilnius, Lithuania.

New Academic Project

Well, here it is. A project very dear to me, personally and professionally. The idea took root sometime along MESPOM (perhaps on one of those late evening walks in Lund) but there was hardly ever time for thoughts on filling out the hazy outline let alone actually work on it.

E-discussion on the uranium tailings in Kyrgyzstan

Dear colleagues,

The Digital Information Network – CARNet is launching an electronic discussion Uranium Tailings: Local Problems, Regional Consequences, Global Solution” at

The online discussion will run from 10 March-30 April 2008 as part of the informational support for the high-level International Forum of Donors, to be held on the initiative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in June 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

CEU professor chairs a session at the Copenhagen Climate Congress

Professor Diana Urge-Vorsatz of the CEU Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy chairs a session at the Copenhagen Climate Congress.