Szuromi Szabolcs (born in 1972) is a Hungarian canon lawyer and medievalist, best known for his work in Paleographical and codicological research on the original pre-Gratian manuscripts, “work in progress” theory regarding canonical collections between the 8th and 12th century, and historical development and forms of relationship between Church and state. Currently, he is the President of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU; Budapest, Hungary).
He is a full professor of PPCU, invited lecturer of several European, USA, and Far-Eastern universities, and a member of numerous research and scientific research programs. Among them are the International Canon Law History Research Center (Director) [Budapest, Hungary]; Il diritto canonico nella storia: studio e ricerca sulle fonti” (Member of the Scientific Committee) [Studium Generale Marcianum, Facoltà di Diritto Canonico (Venice, Italy]; Fundación Derecho y Europa (Board Member) [Madrid – Coruña, Spain]; and Laudato si` Insitute – Center for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability (Co-Leader) [PPCU; Budapest – Székesfehérvár, Hungary]. He is also member of the Academia Europaea since 2015 (London).
Szuromi received his PhD (2000, Canon Law, PPCU), PhD (2006: in Ecclesiology, PPCU), Dr. Habil. (2002: in Canon Law History), DSc (2010: in Law and Political Sciences; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), and Dr.h.c. (2016: Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan). He was awarded also with various Prizes and Medals in Hungary, Poland, and Armenia because his relevant scientific work. In his research field he is a highly cited researcher with more than 550 registered international scientific publications.