Central Administration

Office of the President and Rector

The President and Rector is the overall academic and administrative head of the University. Here you can learn more about the people in the Office of the President and Rector and the team of support staff:

  • Shalini Randeria, President and Rector
  • Noemi Kakucs, Executive Assistant to the President and Rector
  • Kinga Agnes Pall, Assistant to the President and Rector
  • Norbert Sabic, Chief of Staff

Office of the Provost and Pro-Rector

The Office of the Provost and Pro-Rector oversees all academic units of the University. It is responsible for strategic development planning, coordinating faculty and student policies, and coordinating and supervising academic departmental budgets.

Office of the Chief Operating Officer 

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer oversees all university administrative and academic support units. It is responsible for operational strategic planning, developing and implementing CEU administrative policies, and coordinating and supervising the University budget. 

Office of the Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities

The Office of the Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities works with the Provost in  exercising the responsibilities of these academic areas with regard to both academic departments and research centers and oversees their day-to-day operations. 

  • Agnes Batory, Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Boroka Beni, Executive Assistant to the Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities

Office for Austrian Affairs

The Office for Austrian Affairs is responsible for increasing the perception of CEU as a highly recognized representative of excellent higher education and research in Austria. The Director liaises personally with Austrian authorities/governmental representatives and supports academic networking wherever requested. The office is also responsible for maintaining existing and developing new partnerships in Austria from a political and governmental perspective.

Office for Hungarian Affairs

The Office for Hungarian Affairs oversees and coordinates the policies and activities linked to CEU's status as a Hungarian university in Hungary and the European Union.

Office of the Academic Secretary

The Office of the Academic Secretary supports the operation of CEU Governance bodies and the development and implementation of CEU Academic Policies. The Academic Secretary is also the Academic Liaison Officer for CEU's US accrediting bodies: the New York State Education Department and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) is responsible for coordinating CEU's efforts in international academic cooperation and providing administrative support to CEU research activities and projects. ACRO assists CEU faculty, staff and students in seeking and securing partnerships and support for their academic mobility, cooperation and research. .

  • Zsuzsanna Gabor, Vice President for Academic Cooperation and Research Management

Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Career Affairs and Alumni Relations

The Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Career Services and Alumni Relations is dedicated to recruiting the best students from around the world, equipping them with the tools to succeed in their careers, and engaging them as alumni in a lifelong, mutually-beneficial relationship with the university, thus fulfilling both CEU's mission and helping our graduates to reach their full potential.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is responsible for student affairs at the University. Dedicated to fostering collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff, the Office oversees a comprehensive range of programs and services in the areas of student records, student life, community engagement, student well-being, and student advising.

Communications Office

The Communications Office manages an integrated program that includes internal communications, news and information, national and international media relations, print and electronic publications, video, photography, social media, and institutional branding. The University's Web Unit, responsible for ongoing web development, maintainance and support sits within the Communications Office.

Development Office

The Development Office is responsible for securing philanthropic support for the University. This support comes from individuals, foundations and corporations. We work with current and potential donors to identify their interests in the CEU community and to demonstrate the impact their contribution has had.

Institutional Research Office

The mission of the Institutional Research Office (IRO) is to support the University in evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning by conducting research and providing insightful analyses, and turning institutional data into meaningful information. The office is committed to promoting a data-driven culture within the institution by regularly publishing and disseminating reports to senior management, administrative and academic units, and external partners.

Budget and Finance Office

The Budget and Finance Office (BFO) is in charge of providing overall financial assistance to the CEU community.

Human Resources Office

The Human Resources Office (HRO) works in partnership with management and CEU's academic and administrative units to attract and retain quality staff for the university. 

  • Laszlo Hegedus, Interim Director, Human Resources

Information Technology Department

The Information Technology Department is responsible for the smooth operation of CEU's hardware and software systems, supervision of the IT Helpdesk and support for overall user satisfaction concerning IT services.

Office of the Legal Counsel

The Office of the Legal Counsel is responsible for the general legal compliance of the university and its related entities. It provides legal advice and representation in various contractual, corporate, employment, data privacy and other general legal matters, renders opinions, reviews and drafts policies and other work products and comments on their legal efficacy.

  • Irisz Szel, Legal Director

Facilities Services

The Office of Facilities Services supports the operation of the University and is dedicated to excellent service to the CEU community and external partners. The office oversees campus services, building maintenance, event and space management, space rentals, the CEU Residence Center, and the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse. 

  •  Dora Sarosi, Director

Strategic Administrative Initiatives – Project Office (SAIPO)

SAIPO’s mission is to strengthen CEU’s current operative foundations (all units under the COO), improve our ways of working, simplify our processes, and enhance structures and systems for a better CEU experience for all. Current projects focus on HR data, contracting and payroll process improvements, including systems and interactions with BFO and DoS.

Campus Redevelopment Office

The office is responsible for the real estate development of the university and works to meet facilities needs in response to the growing student body, educational programs and technologies, and the increase in research funding and academic exchanges. In consultation with the academic departments, students and administrative units, the Campus Redevelopment Office oversees tenders for property development and execution, including collaboration with architects on the design work.