Péter Tamás Viczai, PhD, was born on the 8th of November, 1967, in Szombathely. He has higher degrees in humanities and economics. He finished his studies on elementary, middle and higher level at the following educational institutions in Győr, Szeged, Moscow, Budapest and Sopron:
- Münnich Ferenc Elementary School, Győr;
- Bercsényi Mikós Grammar School, Győr;
- Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College, Szeged;
- Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow;
- Budapest Business School;
- University of West-Hungary, Sopron;
- People’s Friendship University of Russia.
Péter Tamás Viczai’s PhD dissertation focuses on Vladimir Visotsky’s poetry. He defended his thesis in 1996. The degree was recognised and naturalised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Péter Viczai has been a teaching staff member of Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences (earlier College of Foreign Trade), Faculty of International Management and Business, since 1998. As an Associate University Professor he teaches Russian language both in full-time and correspondent courses. In the academic year 2010/2011 he acted as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Ghana. He is the author, editor and translator of a number of books, studies and volumes of poetry. Since 2006 he is a regular author of studies and articles at Central European Russian Courier, a journal on public life and culture published in Russian.
Membership in professional organisations:
- The National Association of Hungarian Journalists
- Hungarian Writers’ Union
- Union of Writers of Moscow
- Public body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Hungarian-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society
- Hungarian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature
- „Visotsky memorial medal and honorary diploma” (2008)
- „Honorary citizen of the City of Gorohovec” (2018)
- „Honorary diploma of Writers’ Union of North-America” (2019)
Péter Tamás Viczai has been in tight contact with Russian language and culture since 1990. His first scientific work was published in 1993. Since 2018, he is the Vice-Chairperson of Hungarian-Russian Cultural and Friendship Society.