The Communications Office (CO) aims to convey CEU as a uniquely international, research-intensive institution dedicated to the principles of open society. It does this by compiling and editing news from across the University, and delivering it to key audiences through various channels, in cooperation with other units. The division is responsible for managing the institutional website and social media sites, creating rich media products, and coordinating brand and publications.
The Communications Office helps to protect, reinforce and elevate CEU’s reputation, fostering understanding of our public mission so the wider public can value the importance and impact of our work. CO provides leadership, expertise and professional services to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the university's communications, engagement and outreach activities.
The division also consults with faculty and staff members on communications strategy and project development, working closely with colleagues in Recruitment, Development and—promoting CEU's world-leading research—ACRO.
The Communications Office is responsible for instituting editorial guidelines and managing CEU’s visual identity. It oversees use of the CEU logo and related unit logos; the design of the University’s stationery suite; and the branding of diverse print, electronic, display, and other materials. CEU logos and department logos are available on the University's common hard drive under CEU Visual Identity, or can be requested via the Communications Coordinator.
The Communications Office is responsible for the CEU website. Its Web Unit develops and technically maintains about 100 interconnected subsites, all published via a central content management system. Communications Office staff manage content flow to the institutional website, www.ceu.edu.
The Communications Office’s media relations activities include connecting faculty members with journalists in need of expert commentary and communicating University news to target audiences worldwide. Staff members also arrange media interviews (print, online, radio, or television), obtain press coverage for events, and announce important news. Have a story? Whether published or yet-to-be-published, contact our Media Relations Manager Ildiko Rull, or Communications_Office@ceu.edu.
The Communications Office manages the CEU institutional Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn channels and advises academic, administrative, and research units on developing and maintaining a social media presence. It also is responsible for posting unit news, as appropriate, to institutional social media channels.
The Communications Office provides shooting, editing, and related services for select projects with an external communications objective and audiences. It also refers community members to appropriate external resources. It maintains the University's YouTube channel. All video requests should be emailed to the Video Program Manager, Sotiris Bekas: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Communications Office produces or collaborates closely on University-level publications such as the CEU Annual Report and promotional materials for student recruitment and alumni relations. Staff members are also is available on a limited basis to help units develop publications for non-academic purposes.
The Communications Office commissions and funds photo shoots for select University activities and refers community members to professional photographers appropriate for CEU work. Units are responsible for funding photography they commission. The Communications Office also maintains a CEU photo archive on Flickr that is password-protected and accessible, on request, to all faculty and staff members.