Dr. András Lapsánszky

Vice President for Communications of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority

Dr. András LapszánszkyDr. habil. András Lapsánszky PhD. He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) with a degree in Law in 2001, and in parallel and subsequently in 2003 he obtained a diploma in professional engineering from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology.

Since 2001, he has been teaching at the Department of Administrative and Financial Law at Széchenyi István University. Since 2012, he has been the head of this department. From 2002 to 2013, he was an acting lecturer at the Department of Administrative Law at ELTE, and from 2003 to 2008 at the Department of Information Systems at the Faculty of Informatics at ELTE. From 2002 to 2007 he was a research fellow at the Centre for Regional Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has also lectured as a guest lecturer at the ELTE Bibó István College, the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, the University of Debrecen and the University of Pécs.

He started his legal career in 2001 at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, the predecessor of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH). He has been the Legal Director of the NMHH since 2010 and Vice President for Communications from 2022.

He received his PhD in 2009 and his habilitated doctor title in 2021.

He was actively involved in the initial development of the liberalisation of telecommunications in Hungary, and in the initial development of competition in the telecommunications market, which he combined and strengthened with his almost unique academic work.

In 2013, he started to organise an academic cooperation aimed at bringing together all the administrative law faculties in Hungary to work on the various fields of public administration.

Since the beginning of his work (from 2001), he has been developing and unifying the law enforcement and regulatory activities of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority and its predecessors, paying special attention to the legality of the work of the authority and of market regulation, and to the theoretically sound development of the legal practice of the authority.

Since 2014, he has been involved in the reform of the administrative procedural law. He was also a member of the Committee for the Codification of Administrative Litigation Procedures and of the Committee for the Codification of the General Administrative Procedures established by the Minister of Justice.

In 2015, in cooperation with several universities in the Visegrad countries and the Netherlands, he founded the journal Public Governance, Administration and Finances Law Review and has been the editor-in-chief of the journal.

In 2021, following in the footsteps of the journal that Zoltán Magyary had been running for a few years, he founded the journal Public Administration Science and the international journal Institutiones Administrationis – Journal of Administrative Sciences. He founded the Central and Eastern European Association for Public Administration to fund the above journals and to develop academic cooperation within the framework of these journals. All the public administration law departments in Hungary and nearly thirty universities and academic institutes abroad cooperate within the framework provided by these journals and the Association, with great enthusiasm.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journals New Hungarian Public Administration, Pro Publico Bono and In Medias Res. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Public Administration and of the Research Group on Media Studies and Media History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is also an expert member of the National Scientific Research Fund Programme and the Hungarian Accreditation Committee for Higher Education.