SEP/SPO is part of Central European University (CEU) which is an internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in social sciences and humanities. CEU serves as an advanced center of research and policy analysis. It facilitates academic dialogue and provides an environment in which the region's next generation of leaders and scholars can meet and interact. Following the purpose and goal of the university, SPO supports all activities in higher education in Central and Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Central Asia, Mongolia, and South-East Europe.
Administrative support to Soros network institutions such as CEU, Higher Education Support Program (HESP), Open Society Institute (OSI), and other programs and projects
Expertise on project development and implementation
Advice on higher education development and reform
Evaluation and quality control
A contact point for external inquiries
Seminars, workshops, and roundtables related to specific topics
SPO also initiates new programs and projects which are related to higher education in our target regions. We closely work with the Soros network and with the other two SEP offices, the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) and Summer University (SUN).
If you are interested in any of our projects and programs, or if you have new ideas or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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