"CEU is a love story, as I always say. I remember the moment when I received the e-mail saying that my PhD application had been accepted. I was sitting in the old library of CEU, writing my MA thesis. I was about to start dancing right there. I went out, called my family and knew this was among the happiest moments in my life. I had already spent a year at CEU, doing my MA at the School of Public Policy and then just moved to the extended “family”, the Doctoral School. Three years later, I am still in a dancing mode. It is challenging, it is confusing sometimes but this is how we learn to dance properly, right? The Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and IR is among the best choices I have made in my life. At CEU I’ve learned the meaning of the words “community” and “respect” in a new way. It is a professional community that brings together beautiful minds, people who care about what you do, ready to criticize you and then walk the whole way with you. Doing a PhD at CEU is surely the most significant chapter of my education and career so far. However, it is much more than this. It is a chapter of my personal growth because people I have met here, change me every day"
Asya Metodieva, PhD Candidate in Public Policy.