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), external training course in Győr 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. He has lectured as a guest lecturer at LL.B, LL.M and College courses of the ELTE Faculty of Law, the University of Pécs, the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the University of Debrecen..

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 (all summa cum laude).

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 academic and theoretical 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.

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 of Zoltán Magyary, 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, the Ludovika University of Public Service and nearly thirty universities and academic institutes abroad cooperate within the framework provided by these journals and the Association.

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 public body 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.