The Department of Mathematics and its Applications strives to offer highest level PhD and Masters programs in English. The programs are in cooperation with the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, home of Abel Prize laureate Endre Szemerédi concentrating on algebraic geometry, low dimensional topology, combinatorics and discrete mathematics, convex geometry, evolution equations, financial mathematics, group theory, number theory, representation theory. Our ultimate aim is to enable our diverse student body to become successful and influential professionals in the Industrial or Academic world.

Our Two-Year MS program also focuses on Cognitive Science, Network Science and Financial Mathematics.

Alumni Success Stories

Áron Varga

Áron Varga received his MPhil  from the Department of Mathematics of CEU in 2013.

 Since 2013 Áron has worked as a ‘quant’ at Morgan Stanley in Budapest.

Now he is Vice President, leading the Budapest “arm” of the global Market and Operational Risk Model Validation team under Model Risk Management.

Kalina Mincheva

Kalina Mincheva received her MS in Department of Mathematics in 2010. 

Now she is  Gibbs Assistant Professor at the department of mathematics at Yale University.

Peter Jossen

Peter Jossen defended his PhD thesis in 2010. 

He is a full professor at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Máté Mánfay

Máté Mánfay received his PhD  in Department of Mathematics from CEU in 2014.

Since 2014 Máté works at Goldman Sachs, in London. Now he is the Executive Director - Fixed Income Strategist