Doctor philosophy, University Budapest, 1948. Diploma in Education, University Budapest, 1949. Hon.D.Litt., Monash University, 1990.
Doctor honoris causa, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Tutor, lecturer department German University Budapest, 1946-1957. Teacher grammar school Melbourne, Australia, 1957-1958. Lecturer in German Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia) University College, 1958-1960.
Senior lecturer in German Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 1961-1963, professor, chairman department Australia, 1963-1987, professor emeritus and research assistant Australia, since 1988. Visiting professor Vienna, Graz, Eötvös Loránd University and CEU Budapest. Visiting fellow IFK Vienna, 1994.
Humboldt fellow Berlin, 1999.
Fellow Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Member International Association Germanists, Australian Languages and Literature Association, Heinrich Heine Society, 18th Century Austrian History Society, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Institute Erforschg. österr.u.internat.Lit.prozese, Öst.Ges. für Germanistik.
Married Marianne Marton, June10, 1950. 1 child, Anna.