Socrates Project course opening at CEU Budapest campus. Photo by Adrián Fábián.
More than 110 students are beginning their studies at the Socrates Project, a new educational program at Central European University (CEU) and Bard College Berlin providing free university-level courses in Budapest, Vienna, and Berlin to adults who have had limited opportunities to attend college. The OSUN-supported project is a collaboration between CEU and Bard College Berlin, offering undergraduate-level classes in the humanities and social sciences in English, Hungarian, and German to adults in each respective city who are under-resourced economically and in other ways.
“With the Socrates Project we are serving the local communities around our institution in that we're both expanding what an educational institution offers to the wider public and dissolving the boundary between the university and the broader community,” says Socrates Project Director Aaron Lambert