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Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is one of the central bodies of the European Forum Alpbach with regards to content programming: It proposes the general themes for the annual main event, prepares the Seminar week and provides the Council and the Steering Committee with advice and recommendations regarding the programme content. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of 30 renowned scientists and eminent representatives of the cultural sector, who choose one chairperson from among themselves. Currently, Dr. Caspar Einemichelburg holds this position.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Caspar Einem, Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Gerald Bast, Head, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Petar Bojanic, Director, Center for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy, Belgrade
Andrea Braidt, Vize Director, Department of Arts and Research, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Rudolf Burger, Professor em., Department of Fine Arts – Division Philosophy, University of Fine Arts, Vienna
Helmut Denk, President ret., Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Heinz W. Engl, Head, University of Vienna
Walter E. Feichtinger, Department of Peacekeeping and Conflict Management, Federal Ministry of National Defence and Sports
Martin Gerzabek, Head, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Erich Gornik, Professor em., Centre for Micro- and Nanostructures (ZMNS), Vienna University of Technology
Markus Hengstschläger, Professor and Dean, Institute of Medical Genetics, Medical University of Vienna
Waldemar Hummer, Professer em., Department of European Law and Public International Law, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Pavel Kabat Director, IIASA – International Departmente for Applied Systems Analysis
Harald Katzmair, Managing Director, FAS.research – Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Martin Kocher, Professor für behavioural finance and experimental economic research as well as Dean, Politico-Economic Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Reinhart Kögerler, Professor, Faculty of Physics, University Bielefeld
Tilmann Märk, Head, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Peter Markl, Professor, University of Vienna
Hanspeter Mössenböck, Dean, Department of Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Gerd Müller, Dean, Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna
Jozef Niewiadomski, Professor, Department of Systematic Theology, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Eva Nowotny, Ambassador ret.; President, Austrian Commission for UNESCO, Vienna
Gordana Popovic, Project Officer, European Commission, ERCEA Executive Agency, Brussels
Wolf Rauch, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Anita Rieder, Curriculumdirector Human Medicin, Department of Social Medicine, Medical University of Vienna
Katharina Scherke, Professor, Department für Sociology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger, Advisor, Development and Reforms of the Public Sector, Fiscal Politics, Monetary Politics and Income Politics, Austrian Department for Economic Research, Vienna
Renée Schröder, Professor, Max F. Perutz Laboratories GmbH, Vienna
Wilfried Stadler, Professor, Vienna
Hans Sünkel, Professor, Graz University of Technology
Gottfried Wagner, Executive Department of International Politico-Cultural Special Projects, Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Vienna
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Vizedirector of Research and Promotion of Young, University of Vienna
Ruth Wodak, Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University
Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, Professor, Department of Anglistics und American Studies, University of Vienna


Corresponding members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Hans Albert, Professor of Philosophy, Sociology, Economie, Heidelberg
Emil Brix, Ambassador and Head of Department, Austrian Embassy, London
Hubert Christian Ehalt, Professor, Department Science and Resarch Funding, Municipal Department 7 – Culture, Vienna
Hans Flohr, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Neuroscience, Bremen University
Franz Gruber, Professor, Department of Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Linz Catholically-Theologically Private University
Ivo Hajnal, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Department of Languages and Literature, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
Friso D. Heyt, university lecturer for Sociology, Alpbach
Michael Holoubek, Professor, Department of Austrian and Europan Public Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Ernest König, Professor und General ret., Baden
Ingrid Kurz, Professor, Department of Translations Studies, University of Vienna,
Jean-Marie Lehn, Professor, Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire, Université de Strasbourg – ISIS, Strasbourg Cedex
Konrad Paul Liessmann, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Irmgard Marboe, Professor, Department of European Law, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna
Thomas Mayr-Harting, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
Berthold Molden, Ludwig Boltzmann Department of European Histrory and Public, Culture-, Demokraty- and Media Studies
Helga Nowotny, Professor and President, European Research Council (ERC), Vienna
Renate Rathmayr, Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Gerhard Sabathil, Director East Asia, Australia, Pacific, European External Service, Brussels
Peter M. Schmidhuber, EU Commissioner ret.; Attorney of Law, GSK-Rechtsanwälte Munich
Heinrich Schmidinger, Head, Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg
Christoph Schneider, Head of Department, Economic Policy, Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vienna
Kurt Scholz, Chairman, Austrian Futurestock, Vienna
Christine Stix-Hackl, Ambassador, Permanent Missions of Austria to the United Nations, AIEO, UNIDO and CBTO, Vienna
Werner Teufelsbauer, Professor, Vienna
Hans Tuppy, Professor em., Department of medical Biochemistry, University of Vienna
Manfred Wagner, Professor of Culture- and Intellectual History, University of Fine Arts, Vienna
Georg Winckler, Head ret. and Professor, University of Vienna