Current Doctoral Student Spotlights

The future of electricity storage: report for the Austrian Parliament, co-authored by our PhD candidate, Steffen Bettin

Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD Candidate Steffen Bettin co-authored a report for the Austrian Parliament at the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) on the future of electricity storage. In the study, various storage technologies, e.g.

Doctoral Candidate, Natalia Pervushina's reflections on the Doctoral Program

I joined PhD program in Environmental Sciences and Policy Department in Central European University with a Master’s degree from International Relations and European Studies (IRES) Department in CEU and several years of working experience in World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Federal Russian Customs on the Russian Far East.

Doctoral Candidate, Andrea Gagyi-Palffy's reflections on the Doctoral Program

When talking about her reasons for hope, Jane Goodall stated: “there are so many people who have dreamed seemingly unattainable dreams and, because they never gave up, achieved their goals against all the odds.”

Doctoral Candidate, Marta Vetier's reflections on the Doctoral Program

I received my masters degree in CEU’s MESPOM program in 2007, in the first batch of this very successful international masters program on environmental sciences, policy and management. After working for nine years as policy advisor, project leader and program director for Greenpeace and giving birth to two beautiful and active boys, I decided to return to academia.

Doctoral Candidate, Anna Varfolomeeva's reflections on the Doctoral Program

I graduated from the Department of Nationalism Studies at CEU in 2012, and after that worked as a visiting researcher at Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies in Sweden with a project on state policies towards indigenous peoples in Sweden and Russia. While in Sweden, I witnessed Sami protests against the iron ore mine in the north of the country, and this experience sparked my interest in indigenous relations with mining industry.