The Austrian Academy of Sciences welcomes new president Heinz Faßmann

Anton Zeilinger's successor in the office of OEAW-president, the geographer and former science minister Heinz Faßmann, will take office on July 1, 2022.

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Today, on March 18, 2022, the members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences elected Heinz Faßmann with an absolute majority as their new president.

The internationally recognized expert for migration and integration research, urban geography and spatial planning will take over from quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger, who will hand over the reins on July 1, 2022, after his statutory two terms in office.

"Together as a team, we will continue to move the Academy forward."

Encouraging words by president-elect Heinz Faßmann.

For more information, see the ÖAW news on the election (in German).