Alumni Stories

From Journalist to Deputy Minister: Zoran Dimitrovski

April 15, 2021

Zoran Dimitrovski (POLS ‘95, North Macedonia) still recalls the electricity of CEU’s early days. The Wall had collapsed, central and eastern Europe were opening in previously unthinkable ways, and the post-Cold War avantgarde, it seemed, had descended on Budapest to teach, to learn - and to apply those lessons going forward.  

Alumni Volunteer Spotlight: Ivan Nikolovski

April 15, 2021

Four years ago Ivan Nikolovski (POLS ’17) finished his MA, left Budapest and returned home to North Macedonia and his work as a researcher.  

But his CEU experience didn’t end there. 

Soon, he was volunteering with his local Alumni Chapter in Skopje. By 2018, he was its leader. Then the Covid pandemic hit. Alarmed by its impact on CEU students, he volunteered for the university’s first-ever Thesis Buddies program

Former Student Gerő Passes

April 9, 2021

We are saddened to report the sudden passing last week of Szandra Gerő, a former student of CEU’s Source Language Teaching Group. She was 44 years old.  

Szandra worked at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives in Budapest. A polyglot who read English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German, she studied at Hebrew University and the Budapest University of Jewish Studies (OR-ZSE) as well as CEU. 

Alumna Domínguez Chairs Monterrey Law School

April 7, 2021

CEU alumna Gloria Domínguez (IBL LLM ’12, Mexico) was appointed Department Chair of the Law School at the School of Social Science and Government of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Puebla Campus, in October 2020. 

As Department Chair she oversees academic plans for a unit of more than 100 students. Additional duties include event organization, coaching students international Moot Court competitions, teaching courses on Law and Private International Law, among other tasks. 

Alumnus Dimitrovski Appointed Deputy Minister

February 11, 2021

CEU alumnus Zoran Dimitrovski (POLS ‘95, North Macedonia) was recently appointed Deputy Minister for Local Self-Government in North Macedonia.

Zoran has had a long and distinguished career, starting as a TV and print journalist in the late 1980s and afterward as journalist, editor and editor-in -chief of various publications and a lecturer. In early 2020 he was elected Secretary General of the Democratic Union.

Congratulations, Zoran!

More info (in Macedonian).