SPP opens the 2020/21 Academic Year in Vienna

September 29, 2020

On Monday, September 21, SPP Dean Martin Kahanec opened the 2020/21 Academic Year at the Vienna campus of CEU.

SPP welcomes its incoming and returning students in four MA programs as well as the Public Policy track of its doctoral program within the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.

"Ancient Greeks distinguished two words for time: chronos, the usual linear, inevitably progressing time; and kairos: the right, critical, or opportune moment for action. As much as it is a challenge, our new start in Vienna is an opportunity that inspires and empowers us," said Kahanec in his opening speech. 

"We are at a kairos moment. For the university, but also for each of its students, faculty, and staff. It is now the time to be ever most inspired, creative and active citizen of the SPP and CEU community. To empower yourself to fulfill your own, personal mission, at SPP and beyond," he added.

We wish all students, faculty, and staff an inspiring, successful, and healthy academic year!