In conjunction with the CEU Summer University (SUN) the CPS organizes summer courses for young faculty, researchers and professionals, postdocs and advanced doctoral students. These courses are related to the research programs run by the CPS and also utilize CEU's recognized regional expertise and our wider network, involving internationally acclaimed faculty worldwide and creating a space for mutually enriching dialogue.
In cooperation with the CEU Curriculum Resource Center, CPS occasionally organizes one-week course design workshops for university teachers on topics connected to research and teaching activities at CPS. CPS was also a founding member of the Public Integrity Education Network, a Tiri initiative, which aimed to assist curriculum development in anti-corruption.
Channeling research result of CPS projects and initiatives into teaching is one of the main contributions of CPS to teaching. Currently, the Department of Public Policy is the main host for elective courses offered by CPS staff. Research fellows contribute to the Equality and Social Justice and the Development specializations of the DPP's one-year MA program.
CPS contributes to the recruiting, selecting and advising of doctoral students in the Doctoral School of Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy and in the Social Anthropology Program. CPS also manages two European Marie Curie training network projects (ChangingEmployment, INTEGRIM).
Policy Labs are a part of the compulsory practice requirement in the MA program in Public Policy. Run over two terms and supported by CEU faculty, students work in small teams of three-four to produce and present a piece of original research for an external client engaged in public policy advocacy, implementation and development. Clients are drawn from the public, private and civic sectors but share a common interest in using social science research to inform and support their work.