Vice-Rector Faßmann (until 12.18.2017)

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs

Personal Data

Heinz Faßmann
Date of Birth:
13 August 1955 in Düsseldorf (Germany)

Education and Academic Career

  • 1974-1980: Studies in Geography and Economic and Social History, University of Vienna, doctoral degree
  • 1980-1981: Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Sociology Department), Vienna
  • 1981-1992: Researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Commission for spatial research, Institute of Demography)
  • 1991: Habilitation, venia legendi in Human Geography and Regional Research
  • 1996-2000: C4 Professor of Applied Geography II (Geoinformatics) at the Technical University of Munich
  • Since 2000: Professor of Applied Geography, Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the University of Vienna

Functions and Memberships

  • 1992-1995: Director of the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2002: Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2003-2009: Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna (professors’ curia spokesperson)
  • 2006-2011: Dean of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
  • Since 2006: Director of the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2007: Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 2009: Member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (Berlin)
  • Since 2010: Chair of the Expert Council for Integration at the Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
  • 2011-2015: Vice-Rector for Human Resources Development and International Relations at the University of Vienna
  • 1 October 2015 until 18 December 2017: Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs (term: 1 October 2015 until 30 September 2019)
  • Since 18 December 2017: Austrian Federal Minister

Awards

  • Camillo Sitte Promotion Award (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Hans Bobek Award (Österreichische Geographische Gesellschaft (Austrian geographical society))
  • Schader Prize (Schader-Stiftung, Darmstadt)
  • Bruno Kreisky Prize for the Political Book
  • Cardinal Innitzer Prize for social and cultural sciences