István Hoffman PhD., dr. habil. (1981) is a Full Professor of the Department of Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), a Professor of University at the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland), Faculty of Law and Administration and a Senior Research Fellow of Centre for Social Sciences (Budapest, Hungary), Institute for Legal Studies. He earned his master’s degree (dr. iur.) in Law in 2004. He wrote his PhD thesis on the provision of local public services, and it was defended in 2008. He got his habilitation in 2013 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2019. His major research fields are the provision and financial issues of local public services, regional development, comparative municipal law and disability law. He had more than 320 publication, almost 50 are in English language, and he has 22 Scopus-indexed articles (12 pf them has been published in Q1 or Q2 journals).