Central Europe

The "Central European Network for Teaching and Research in Academic Liaison (CENTRAL)" was founded in 2014 at the initiative of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Besides Humboldt-Universität, the members of the network include the University of Vienna, the University of Warsaw, Charles University in Prague and the ELTE in Budapest. The foundation of the network is a key step towards developing the first strategic core region of HU in Central Europe.

The strategic partnership network, which is based on previous successful cooperation at research, student exchange and governance level, will help the participating universities to engage in more academic activities and further strengthen and support cooperation.

The multilateral network aims to promote joint scientific projects and events, to establish common course programmes and to facilitate exchange among researchers, teaching staff and managers. In the medium term, it is also planned to present the scientific region of Central Europe on a global stage.

As a result, Central Europe will play a greater role in scientific activity, thus enhancing the strategic global network of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and its partners.

Initial funds for projects with universities in focal regions can be requested through Strategic Initiative Funding

The CENTRAL Network is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the funding line "Strategic Partnerships". This covers a funding amount of roughly 1 million Euros for the funding period 2015-2018. Further information about the funded projects can be found here.


CENTRAL-Projects funded by the DAAD Funding Line „Strategic Partnerships“ 2015


Staff Mobility Program Charles University in Prague
ELTE Budapest
University of Warsaw
Vienna University
Annual Governance
Charles University in Prague
ELTE Budapest
University of Warsaw
Vienna University


1. Problem Solving in Mathematics Classrooms in Hungary and Germany (Mathematics, Teacher Education)


Prof. Dr. Gabriella Ambrus (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Ödön Vancsó (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Filler (Humboldt-Universität)


2. Hungarian Language in Theory and Practics (Hungarian/ Central European Studies)

Dr. Erzsébet Fercsik (Charles University in Prague)
Dr. Katalin Szili (ELTE Budapest)
Dr. Csilla Gizińska (University of Warsaw)
Márta Csire, M.A. (Vienna University)
Dr. Rita Hegedüs (Humboldt-Universität)

3. Network East-West: Law Student Exchange Program

Dr. David Kohout (Charles University in Prague)
Jiří Herczeg (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Sonnevend Pál (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Martin Heger (Humboldt-Universität)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Heinrich (Humboldt-Universität)

4. Summer School on 20th Century History (History)

Dr. Kateřina Králová (Charles University in Prague)
Dr. Zsuzsanna Varga (ELTE Budapest)
Dr. Robert Brier, DHI (University of Warsaw)
Dr. Konrad Petrovszky (Vienna University)
Dr. Nenad Stefanov (Humboldt-Universität)
Prof. Dr. Christian Voß (Humboldt-Universität)

5. International PhD Forum on East European Art History (Art History)

Prof. Dr. Lubomír Konečný (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Béla Bacsó (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Grażyna
Jurkowlaniec (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Dr. Michael Viktor
Schwarz (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Michaela Marek (Humboldt-Universität)

6. Automorphic Techniques in Arithmetic Geometry (Mathematics) Prof. Dr. Árpád Tóth (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Gergely Zábrádi (ELTE Budapest)
Prof. Dr. Joachim
Schwermer (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Mahnkopf (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Elmar Große-
Klönne (Humboldt-Universität)
Tobias Schmidt (Humboldt-Universität)
7. Modeling Dependencies in Ultra-High Dimensions (Statistics) Prof. Dr. Michal Pešta (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Zdeněk Hlávka (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Piotr Jaworski (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Dr. Georg Pflug (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Härdle (Humboldt-Universität)
8. Analysis and Numerics for Partial Differential Equations (Mathematics) Prof. Dr. Tomáš Roubiček (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Miroslav Feistauer (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Ulisse Stefanelli (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Perugia (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Carstensen (Humboldt-Universität)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mielke (Humboldt-Universität)
9. Transformations and Transfers. Space and Literary History (Literary Studies) Prof. Dr. Grażyna
Kwiecińska (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Dr. Annegret Pelz (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Vedder (Humboldt-Universität)
10. Poetics of (A)Sociality. Central European Poetry after the End of Literature-Centrism (Slavic Studies, Literary Studies, Sociology) Dr. Michał Mrugalski (University of Warsaw)
Dr. Maciej Gdula (University of Warsaw)
Prof. Dr. Alois Woldan (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Fedor Poljakov (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Heinrich
Kirschbaum (Humboldt-Universität)
11. Current Varieties of Central European Languages in the Light of Digital Text Corpora (Slavic Studies, Linguistics) Dr. Václav Cvrček (Charles University in Prague)
Prof. Dr. Marek Łaziński (University of Warsaw)
Dr. Emmeric Kelih (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Roland Meyer (Humboldt-Universität)
12. Areal Convergence in Eastern Central European Languages Prof. Dr. Stefan Newerkla (Vienna University)
Prof. Dr. Luka Szucsich (Humboldt-Universität)



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