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Dr. Heinz FISCHER Former Federal President, Republic of Austria, Vienna

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1956-1961 Studied law and political science, University of Vienna
1961 Doctorate in law, followed by year of judicial clerkship
1963-1975 Secretary of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1971-1983 Member of the Austrian National Assembly
1975-1983 Chairman of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1978 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Innsbruck
1983-1987 Federal Minister of Science and Research
1987-2004 Member of the Austrian National Assembly
1987-1990 Chairman of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1990-2002 Speaker of the National Assembly
1994 Appointed full professor of political science
2002-2004 Second Speaker of the National Assembly
2004 Elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria
2010-2016 Re-elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria

Memberships

Vice-Chairman, Austrian Social Democratic Party, 1979-2004
Vice-Chairman, Party of European Social Democrats, 1992-2004
President, National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, 1995-2002
Vice-President, Institute for Advanced Studies, 1995-2004

Publications

The Austrian Political System, Vienna, 1974
The Kreisky Era: 1967-1983, Vienna, 1993
Reflections, Vienna, 1998
Times of Change: An Austrian Interim Report, Vienna 2003
My Convictions - A Political Biography, Vienna 2006