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.

The second issue of MESPOM alumni newsletter is released!

MESPOM alumni in cooperation with MESPOM students have prepared the second issue of the MESPOM alumni newsletter. You will find here fresh news and gossips, thrilling accounts of what's going on during and after MESPOM, updates on MESPOM careers, theses, teaching contents and development perspectives!

The 1st Erasmus Mundus Conference at CEU a Big Success!

Many of you could not make it to Budapest last week, however, I would like to let you know that the first Erasmus Mundus Conference on Climate Change and Higher Education has taken place there as planned and I consider it a big success. 


MESPOM admission period is underway!

The application period for Erasmus Mundus scholarships is over. In 2009 we have received over 500 applications for Erasmus Mundus from all over the Globe. Many of them are exceptionally strong, and this promises a very interesting and diverse class in the next academic year!

 Our admission period is not closed yet. We are still welcoming European and self-paid applicants!

Manchester University next in UK research ranking after Oxford and Cambridge

The findings of the UK 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE*) show an outstanding performance by the University of Manchester, one of the MESPOM Consortium partners, and confirm that it is one of only a handful of UK universities with an internationally significant research profile over a very wide range of subjects.

Greening the links

It belonged to the previous semester, it’s been totally forgotten during the cozy Christmas break, but we could not escape it – the student conference on the Environmental Law and Policy was meant to happen on one gloomy January Saturday at the Central European University again.

After some struggle with our abstracts and a few sleepless nights, Lauren’s poster picturing a makeshift railway station announced: ‘Greening the Links: International Environment and Development Beyond Today’.

On-line application form re-launched!

CEU on-line application form was de-bugged and works normally now. Thank you for your patience and looking forward to your applications!

MESPOM coordination team

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the countries of Western Balkans and Turkey

In addition to the regular Erasmus Mundus scholarships, 140 student scholarships will be available for the 2009/11 academic years for students from the countries of Western Balkans and Turkey. Candidates from the following countries will be eligible: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, and Turkey.