Head of the Department of Civil Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Born in 1939. 1958-63 studied law at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. 1964 Dr. Jur. 1967 Diplome de Droit Comparé at the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé, Strasbourg. 1976 Venia legendi in Hungarian civil and business law, international private law, and comparative law. 1987 guest professor at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. 1990 member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 1990-93 Rector of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. 1992-97 Rector of Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study.