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Who we are

As the world’s first department dedicated to the study of today’s ever-growing networks, we strive to train skillful scientists who understand the structure and functions of large-scale social, economic and political systems.

What you will study

  • Explore big data: efficient ways to analyze, model and visualize networks of millions of people
  • Understand social processes: friendships and phone calls, spread of ideas and the emergence of order from chaos
  • Discover secrets of success: how teams innovate, scientists make breakthroughs and entrepreneurs make their first million
  • Uncover hidden webs: political corruption, terrorist networks, global finance and the wirings of the brain
  • Master mathematical foundations: graph theory, dynamic processes and graph limits

Apply by

  • February 1, 2023 – for master's studies with CEU financial aid
  • February 28, 2023 – for PhD studies with CEU financial aid
  • March 15, 2023 – for self-financing master's candidates who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a study visa
  • August 15, 2023 – for self-financing master's candidates who are citizens of EU/EEA countries (or who hold a valid permanent residency permit in an EU/EEA country)

MILAN JANOSOV / HUNGARY / Department of Network and Data Science

“The department uniquely bridges natural, computational and social sciences. Its research covers a diverse spectrum of network science concepts to find answers to complex questions about human behavior, such as the success of scientists and the detectability of corruption. As a physicist and biophysicist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary research and big data analytics, it is a perfect place for me to pursue a PhD.”