Prof.Dr. András Lánczi was born on 18 May 1956 in Budapest.
He graduated in English History from Eötvös Loránd University in 1981. In 1993 he was awarded a Candidate of Philosophy, he habilitated in 2002.
He taught at the Madách High School until 1986. Between 1986 and 1991 he edited the philosophy journal Világosság. In 1991 he became a lecturer at the Budapest University of Economics (from 2003 Corvinus University of Budapest), in 2002 head of the Department of Political Science, and after its reorganisation into an institute, its director. From 2016 to 2021 he was Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest.
He was a Fulbright Scholar at Louisiana State University in 1997 and a Széchenyi Professorship Fellow between 1999 and 2003. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nézőpont Foundation from 2010 and of the Századvég Foundation until 2016.
His research interests include political philosophy, epistemology of political knowledge, theories of democracy, and the Hungarian political science tradition of the 20th century, especially between the two world wars.
He was awarded the István Bibó Prize by the Hungarian Political Science Association in 2003 and the Gold Medal of the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2009.
Since 2018 he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Research in Central and Eastern European History and Society.