"When I think of my time at CEU I think of world-class education with dedicated professors, motivated students and small class sizes. I think of intriguing, stimulating discussions that sharpened my arguments. I think of a truly international student body that broadened my horizon. I think of great friends, good times and long nights in our favorite bars. I would lie if I would not mention the tough moments along the journey, including doubts, stress and writer’s block. But then again, all of this happened in Budapest, this amazing city on the shores of the Danube that offers so much – and that I dearly miss now that I have moved on.
With a few years distance, I realize that CEU has not only prepared me for my professional career. It has fundamentally shaped the way I think and how I see the world. And I found friends for life".
Philipp L. B. Thaler, PhD in public policy (2015), currently a postdoctoral fellow for energy governance at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland