He received a Bachelor’s degree and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem in Budapest. Then, he received the degree of Magister der Philosophie from the International Academy for Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pécs in 2013. He is one of the vice-presidents of the Hungarian Association for the Academic Study of Religion. Hoppál has written or edited several books, mostly on the subject of Saint Thomas Aquinas; most of them have been published by France-based international academic publisher L’Harmattan. Hoppál is also a film-maker, and has been involved in numerous pieces. He is currently an associate professor to the chair of Political Sciences at the Corvinus University of Budapest.