Laura Schmitz

Country of origin: Germany

“The Department of Cognitive Science at CEU provides great research and study facilities and is led by distinguished scientists who are down-to-earth, easy to approach and always open to discussion. It offers research opportunities on a broad range of topics within an interdisciplinary framework and brings together students from all over the world. But most importantly, it is a place where you can meet and work with inspiring people in a friendly environment.”

Cognitive science is the study of the ways in which information is acquired and used by humans, other living organisms, and also artificial cognitive systems. Central European University’s Department of Cognitive Science concentrates on social and biological aspects of human cognition: how learning, processing, and sharing information about and with others takes place, and how computational models of human cognition can be realized in the brain. Students and faculty undertake interdisciplinary research drawing on psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, mathematical modeling, linguistics, and the social sciences.

Program offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science

Research areas

  • Behavioral economics
  • Cognition and culture
  • Cognitive development
  • Cooperation
  • Computational models
  • Embodied cognition
  • Infant social cognition
  • Joint action
  • Learning and memory
  • Social cognitive neuroscience
  • Statistical learning
  • Visual perception

Why CEU?

  • Students and faculty from 116 countries
  • Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
  • Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
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