Description of job and tasks involved
Managing all duties related to Hungarian research grants, COST Action Grants, assisting in administration and financial management of Horizon2020, Erasmus+ KA2 and KA3, EU DG Justice and other projects founded by private foundations.
Experience with European research projects
• Horizon 2020 Collaborative projects
• Horizon 2020 ERANET
• Erasmus+ KA2
• Erasmus+ KA3
• DG Justice
• LLP Erasmus
The Kozep-europai Egyetem (Central European University, CEU) is a privately funded and endowed postgraduate training institution of higher education with accreditation both by the Middle-States Network of American Universities and since 2005 the Hungarian government. Central European University is a leading international and well established academic institution well known for the high level of interdisciplinary research carried out there. The most innovative approaches to different disciplines are promoted and eminent scholars teach and visit the university every year. It can be regarded as an exceptional place for multi-cultural studies since, from its inception in the early 1990s, it has implemented a systematically multi-cultural policy of recruiting its staff and students in a multicultural environment and promote research with targets interesting a number of countries, nations and regions in Central and Eastern Europe as well as beyond this part of the world. As a consequence, the staff of the CEU is decisively international with a number of American, West and East European scholars as well as some coming from the Mediterranean region, Scandinavia, the Near East (Turkey, Israel, Egypt).
In addition to its academic excellence, CEU also has an extensive record of successfully managed research schemes comprising 27 EU FP6, over 45 EU FP7 and 15 H2020 collaborative research projects. CEU has been host of 3 ERC Advanced, 4 Consolidator, 6 Starting and 1 ERC Synergy Grant, 13 Marie Curie Individual Fellows, has been partner in 9 Marie Curie Training Networks and 1 COFUND and 1 H2020 MSCA RISE project; is coordinator/partner in 3 Erasmus Mundus Programs; full partner in 12 Erasmus+ KA2 and KA3 projects and coordinator of a pilot ERASMUS+ KA3 action.
CEU has well-established competence in international project management and a dedicated research support unit acro.ceu.hu and budget and finance office which both offer efficient and prompt bureaucratic support.
CEU houses a rapidly growing central library, which has the largest collection of English-language materials in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities in Central and Eastern Europe. The Library currently holds over 200,000 documents in various formats, including 150,000 monographs, over 1,500 periodical titles (with 25,000 retrospective volumes), and 10,000 working papers titles. CD-ROMs, on-line electronic databases, and many other resources are also available for use. www.library.ceu.hu/cat/
Apart from providing a computer workplace, above all the host institution offers a stimulating research and research training environments as it is put in the European Charter for Researchers.
The host institution regularly receives and hosts international visiting researchers and it operates various fellowship programs. Central European University, having a strong international focus is experienced in the administrative and logistical processes to integrate an incoming researcher from another country. The following means of assistance are in place:
- Human Resource Office, deals with administrative issues, offers guidance and answers questions of foreign employees. hro.ceu.hu
- Orientation Day for new employees takes place twice a year and provides an overview of procedures to be followed in order to work.
The Language Teaching Section of the Center for Academic Writing offers foreign language courses for university students and staff. Courses in Beginner Hungarian are offered every year starting in both the fall and the winter. French beginner courses are offered every fall. Other courses, such as higher levels of Hungarian and French, and German or Spanish at various levels, are frequently offered if there is sufficient demand. One to one lessons may also be available in other languages; Russian, Romanian and Arabic have been offered in past years. Rates for these courses are competitive with local language schools. Hungarian courses are subsidized by the university and are therefore cheaper. www.ceu.hu/caw
The Center for Teaching and Learning, founded in 2011, comprises teaching and learning scholars who work with doctoral students and faculty across all departments and schools. CTL contributes to CEU’s longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching and a community engaged in inquiry, debate, and discovery. They collaborate with faculty as they explore contemporary, research-based approaches to enhance their teaching and mentoring. It supports doctoral students as they grow as apprentices and future teachers, scholars, and educational leaders. And they help to advance knowledge about teaching and learning by documenting their work and sharing their research. https://ctl.ceu.edu/about-us
Research at CEU
Research generates knowledge essential for advancing the CEU mission of making democracy work for solving the most pressing problems of the 21st century ranging from security and protection of human rights to impacts of new technologies and climate change. CEU is a research-intensive university. Its faculty typically devote at least half of their time to research. More than one-third of CEU students are pursuing doctoral degrees and, thus, are also actively involved in research.
CEU hosts 15 research centers and over a dozen research groups. Each center bridges the work of several departments focusing on the frontier issues in social science and humanities such as governance in imperfect democracies, corporate social responsibility, security aspects of environmental degradation, and new media.
CEU is currently involved in more than 100 externally funded research projects cooperating with almost 100 universities and a great number of research centers, foundations, NGOs, international organizations and private sector players in Europe and beyond. The topics of these projects included gender and poverty, inclusion of the Roma and other minorities, energy and climate change, ethical issues of biomedicine, cognitive development, Jewish history in Central and Eastern Europe, European citizenship, frontiers of democracy, 21st challenges of higher education and many other.
Remarkably for its size and age and uniquely for Central and Eastern Europe, CEU coordinates two of such projects — "Quality of Gender and Equality Policies" and "Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe" — each involving research teams from universities in about 10 different European countries. In 2014 CEU was listed in the fifth position within European universities in the overall awarded European funding for FP7 collaborative projects.
CEU researchers have received some of the highest European research excellence awards. In 2014 CEU was unique in Central and Eastern Europe with the figures of awarded ERC grants in the field of social sciences.
Erasmus Coordinator for Incoming Mobility, Central European University
2014-present: Research Grants Coordinator, Central European University 2007-2013: International Coordinator, Szent István University 2005-2007: English Teacher, Helen Doron Learning Centre 2006: Secretariat Assistant, Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra 2000-2007: Private English Teacher 1997: Volunteer Secretary, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (Hilliard, OH, U.S.A.) 1994-1997: Video Editor, Duna Television 1993-1994: Software Engineer, MÁV Informatics
International Higher Education Marketing Course, Campus Hungary TÁMOP 4.2.4. B1
2006-2007: Office Manager, Gödöllő Private Vocational School 1990-1993: BSc in Electrical Engineering – acoustics major, Kandó Kálmán Technical College