Xymena Kurowska receives 2023 CEU Teaching Excellence Award

June 21, 2023

Xymena Kurowska has been awarded the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award. A researcher noted for the breadth and depth of her work in the field of international relations theory and interpretative analysis; she has an equally strong record of generosity of support and mentoring that she provides to younger scholars. Her students and colleagues consistently highlight the way in which she combines analytical precision with attentiveness to student needs. This combination makes her mentorship, research supervision, and support highly sought after. In the words of one student: “At the same time that she intellectually challenged me, she has also been an exceptional source of inspiration. Her drive for academic excellence, ethical as well as analytical rigor, continues to impress me and makes her one of my absolute role models for my own research.” Xymena is an Associate Professor at the CEU Department of International Relations and CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations.

The CEU Teaching Excellence Award recognizes CEU faculty members for promoting high standards of teaching, linked with the mission and institutional ambitions of CEU. Established by the CEU Senate in 2014, this award not only underscores CEU's long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, but also provides an opportunity for faculty, students and alumni to acknowledge teaching at CEU that has had a special impact on their academic work and lives.  

The Rector invites CEU students, alumni and faculty members to nominate candidates for the award. For more information on the nomination procedure please see the attached Call for Nominations and the Nomination Form.  

The Awards will be presented by the President and Rector at the Commencement Ceremony.