Vienna Courses (English)

The Socrates Project

The Socrates Project offers university-level courses in the humanities and social sciences to adults in the wider communities of Vienna and Budapest who have lacked educational opportunities in the past. We tackle important questions of life and society in a friendly atmosphere yet with academic rigour.  No qualifications are required to apply, other than enthusiasm, commitment, and a desire to delve into topics drawn from disciplines such as philosophy, history, literature, politics, art, and sociology. Our classes are small discussion groups led by university professors from CEU and other institutions.  

What our students say

In the classes you can express your opinion freely, there is no such thing as a wrong opinion, or a wrong thought. Every person is a world of their own. People are important, no matter where they come from. 

— Krisztina, Socrates pilot, Budapest 2019

Read more from our students on our Testimonials page.

Get in touch

  • Do you have questions about our courses in Vienna?
  • Are you a qualified instructor in Vienna and interested in teaching for us?
  • Are you an organisation interested in partnering with us to expand educational opportunities in Vienna?

To get in touch write to our Vienna Coordinator, Eduard Lezcano:  

Who we are

The Socrates Project is a collaboration between Central European University in Vienna and Budapest, and Bard College in Berlin.  We are supported by a grant from the Open Society University Network.