Stumpf István

Prof. István Stumpf PhD

Government Commissioner of Hungary

Dr. István Stumpf is a Hungarian lawyer, political scientist, sociologist, university professor with a political science PhD, former constitutional judge at the Constitutional Court of Hungary, and is currently Government Commissioner. He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, then he worked as an assistant professor (later associate professor) at the Legal Theory Department, in addition to receiving a second degree in sociology. In the following years he studied in the United States with a German Marshall scholarship and IREX scholarship (Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, George Washington University). He received his PhD in political science from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Institute for Political Science, where he has been a senior researcher for the Center for Social Sciences. He habilitated at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law and Political Science, later became an associate habil. He is also a professor at Széchenyi István University. Furthermore, he teaches different courses in law and political science at several Hungarian universities. He was the founder of the "Századvég" Fin-de-siecle foundation, and the founding editor of its journal. From 2010 to 2019 he served as a constitutional judge at the Constitutional Court of Hungary. Currently, he is the Government Commissioner of Hungary responsible for the model change of universities, and is also a member of the Government Committee for Rural Development. He is the recipient of several awards including the Middle Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, Grand Cross Star and the István Bibó award, Award of the Hungarian Political Science Society.