ORGANIZATION

IFK_INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

International Advisory Board (IAB)

In the course of its annual meeting the IFK International Advisory Board reviews applications and selects senior and research fellows for the upcoming academic year. The board assists and consults with IFK management in the design and implementation of a distinguished academic program.

 

Chairman

Prof. Dr. Jakob Tanner PhD

University of Zürich (economic and social history)

Vice Chairwoman

Prof. Dr. Monika Wagner PhD

University of Hamburg (art history)

Honorary chairman

Prof. Dr. Carl E. Schorske PhD(1915-2015)

Prof. Dr. Anton Kaes PhD

Berkeley University of California (German studies and film studies)

Prof. Elena Esposito PhD

Bielefeld University and University of Modena-Reggio Emilia (sociology)

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kasten PhD

Free University of Berlin (mediaeval studies, Romanesque-German literature relationship in the Middle Ages)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kohl PhD

Frobenius Institute, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main (ethnology)

Dr. Regula Rapp PhD

State Academy for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (musicology)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger PhD

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (history of science)

IFK_Executive Board

The tasks of the IFK_executive board include: advising the IFK rectorate and management, nominating members of the selection committee for the appointment of the institute director, issuing assessments for the appointment of members of the international scientific advisory board (IAB) and quality assurance by way of evaluation of the center's activities.

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Helmut Konrad PhD

(former rector of the Karl Franzens University of Graz and member of the board of the "European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education" ENQA since 2004.)

Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Christina Lutter PhD

(Professor of Austrian history at the University of Vienna)

Mag.a Pauline Seidermann MA

(Member of the board of directors at Voestalpine Steel Division)

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Widmer PhD

(Member of the board of directors at the Institute for Computational Perception at Johannes Kepler University Linz, winner of the Wittgenstein Prize 2009, ERC Advanced Grant 2015)

Univ. Prof. Dr. Anton Zeilinger PhD

(President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the board of directors at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information)

UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN LINZ

The institutional and programmatic origins of the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität) can be traced back to the Linz Art School, founded in 1947, which was awarded college status in 1973 and subsequently became a university in 1998.

The founding of the organization was steeped in a conscious cultural and political rejection of the National Socialist era. This stance was particularly characterized by an emphasis on the basic freedoms of art and research, the recognition of modern and contemporary art, and the positioning of the new institute between the poles of free artistic and applied commercial design. These values remain the basis of the fundamental self-perception of the University of Art and Design Linz.

The university has been a legal entity under public law according to the new University Law of 2002 since January 1, 2004, and thus operates fairly autonomously. The University of Art and Design Linz comprises four inter-related institutes: Fine Art and Cultural Studies, Art and Education, Media, and Space and Design. There are also three centers, of which the IFK in Vienna is one. As an art university the University of Art and Design Linz provides small study courses with an entrance examination and intensive supervision. The total enrollment for winter semester 2015/16 was 1,368.

 

 

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

The university council authorizes the development plan, the organizational plan, the drafting of the university performance agreement, and the rules of procedures for the rector’s office. It approves or rejects applications for the position of rector via the senate. Alongside the vice rectors the university council elects the rector from the three candidates selected by the senate and on the basis on the rector’s proposal and approval of the senate.

Chairwoman

Mag. Eva Schlegel MA

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Eduard Saxinger PhD

Prof.Dr. Marie Luise Angerer

Mag. Michaela Keplinger-Mitterlehner

O.Univ.Prof.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Gustav Pomberger

Dr.Ursula Pasterk

Mag. Romana Staufer-Hutter

Rector's Office

The rector’s office manages the university and serves as its representative it in the public sphere. The rector’s office of the University of Art and Design Linz currently comprises a full-time rector and four vice rectors.

Rector

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kannonier PhD

Vice Rector for Finances

Privy councilor Dr. Manfred Lechner PhD

Vice Rector for International & Gender Issues

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Pollak PhD MSc

Vice Rector for Facility Management and Human Resources

Privy councilor Dr.iur. Christine Windsteiger PhD

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

Prof. Frank Louis MA

Senate

Alongside the rector’s office and the university council, the senate functions as the management committee of the University of Art and Design Linz. This body comprises representatives of university professors, scientific and artistic non-professorial staff, general university staff, and students.

 

All members of the senate 

Senate Chairman

Prof. Gerhard Funk PhD

Deputy

Univ.Ass. Mag.Dipl.Verw. Katrin Köppert MBA