Viktor Marsai

Executive Director
Marsai Viktor

Viktor Marsai, PhD, received his first degree from Eötvös Loránd University in history and aesthetics. He got his second degree in security and defence policy from the Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University in 2010. He had started his PhD studies in the ELU Doctoral School of History in 2008, and he wrote his dissertation about the Somali state building efforts. He obtained his PhD in the spring of 2014. In 2010-2011 he worked for the Hungarian Ministry of Defense. Since 2012 Marsai has been working for the National University of Public Service, first as junior lecturer, later as assistant professor. Since 2014 he has been delivering lectures in Péter Pázmány Catholic University. In March 2017 he became the leader of “Africa in the globalized world” Ludovika Research Group in the NUPS. In the same spring he won the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He started his part-time job in MRI on 1 September 2017, he became research director in October 2019. His main research areas focus on the migration trends of the African continent and the security aspects of migration.

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