Chrys Margaritidis

Title/Position: Dean of Students

Number of years at CEU: 14

Home city/town & country: Thessaloniki, Greece

What’s your favorite Hungarian food?

too many favorites, langos comes to mind first

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Van Gogh, for instance his "Wheat Field with Cypresses"

What’s your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?


What’s your hidden skill or talent?

I played professional soccer when I was young and still play semi-professional in Hungary

What’s your favorite quote or idiom?

"Excellence... is a settled disposition determining choice, involving the observance of the mean relative to us, this being determined by reason, as the practically wise person would determine it." Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 1106b36-1107a2

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Read my Sunday newspaper while having a long coffee, walk around the city, play with the kids

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

Margaret Island

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Tasting good wine, Hungarian or other

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

Name one adventure you’d like to have:

Live the life of a theater actor for a month.