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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Gottfried KIRCHENGAST Professor of Geophysics; Director, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz


 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kirchengast is professor of geophysics with focus on atmospheric and climate science at the University of Graz (Alfred Wegener’s Chair), honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, adjunct professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is director of the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (, speaker of the University of Graz Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz, and head of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Commission Climate and Air Quality, among other lead functions. He (co-)authored more than 300 publications, advised more than 40 PhD students, and made as well as continues to make pioneering research and international leadership contributions in the fields of Earth observation and climate science. More information: