In the 2022/23 academic year, the OLIve-University Preparatory program will not run at CEU Vienna. OLIve will continue running education programs at the Budapest campus and for the time being remains a unit in Vienna, where it will also continue to work with CEU in plans to provide access and preparatory programs for people who require it.
We would like to thank staff, students and faculty who have provided a lot of support and advice to the program and its students in the past academic year. Many of those students will continue in CEU MA programs this academic year and OLIve will continue to work with Departments in providing academic mentoring and pastoral care for these students. OLIve will also continue to work with CEU in plans to provide access and preparatory programs for people who require it.
OLIve's resources, on teaching generally, on promoting welcoming environments in universities and classrooms, and on trauma-informed learning and teaching, as well as various reports and resources continue to be available online here: https://www.refugeeeducationinitiatives.org/ We continue to welcome any and all ideas about thinking through these important issues of fostering access to higher education.
The Senate policy on recognising the qualifications of students who have been displaced (e.g. if they've lost copies of their degrees) remains in force at CEU (and has helped many talented students enter into Masters programs at CEU) and is here https://documents.ceu.edu/documents/p-1705v2201.
OLIve's programs in Budapest can be found on its webpages: https://openeducation.group/. We'd welcome, as always, all input and interest from the CEU community.
with best wishes,
Prem Kumar Rajaram (outgoing Head, OLIve), Dumitrita Holdis (OLIve Coordinator, CEU Vienna), Ian Cook (Head, OLIve)