CEU's educational site is located in one of the most beautiful parts of central Budapest. Seven elegant buildings, ranging from Baroque and Art Nouveau to the late twentieth century style offer a first-class learning environment. Of particular note is the Monument Building, a former palace designed by one of Central Europe’s most famous architects, Mihaly Pollack in the 1830s. The modern 10-story Faculty Tower is home to many of CEU’s faculty offices and classrooms, the library, and the university auditorium.

In addition, the Art Nouveau home of the Open Society Archives at CEU is open to visitors throughout the day, and the CEU Business School is located in easy proximity across the Danube river in the historic I district next to the Buda Castle Hill. The Center for Academic Writing is located in the Nador building as well one of many computer labs.

The CEU Library

The CEU Library has 2,000 square meters of open access area comprising four separate reading halls and a Multimedia Library. Thirty computers with access to online and CD-ROM databases are available for students, faculty, and staff members in the reading areas. The CEU Library collects materials in the fields of the social sciences, art and literature, business studies, economics, environmental science, gender studies, history, international relations, legal studies, medieval studies, philosophy, and political science.

Computer Facilities

Five computer laboratories on the main campus and one at the CEU Residence and Conference Center (CEU Dormitory), with more than 200 PCs, are available for student use. Doctoral students have access to study rooms specially designated for their use by their respective departments. Two laptop areas, where student can plug their own computers into the CEU network, are also available for use.

Sports Center

The downtown CEU Sports Center opened as a complement to the already existing sports center at the CEU Residence and Conference Center (Kerepesi Dormitory). The use of the basic services of the Sports Center and pool is free for CEU students.