The Academy as a Public Institution

The Vienna School of International Studies was separated from the Austrian Foreign Ministry in 1996 and has been an independent public institution ever since.

Organs of the Vienna School of International Studies

Director

The director is responsible for the economic, strategic and organizational leadership of the institution. The decisions of the director are subject to examination by the Board of Trustees.

Ambassador Dr. Emil Brix has been the Director of the Vienna School of International Studies since August 2017.

CV: Ambassador Dr. Emil Brix

Deputy Director

The deputy director supports the director with the organization of the postgraduate programmes and curricula as well as the strategic, economic and organizational leadership. In addition, the deputy director manages the following areas: Executive Programmes, scholarships and the Alumni Office.

Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger has been the Deputy Director of the Vienna School of International Studies since October 2016.

CV: Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees appoints the director and the deputy director of the Vienna School of International Studies. Furthermore, it checks the decisions of the director.

Members

[This information is available in German only.]

Vorsitzender
Botschafter Dr. Johannes Peterlik
Generalsekretär für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Stellvertretender Vorsitzender
N.N.

Mitglieder auf Vorschlag des HBK, BMF und BMBWF
Sektionschefin Mag. Nicole Bayer
Bundeskanzleramt, Sektion I

Dr. Dietmar Schuster
BM für Finanzen, Kabinett des HBM

Sektionschefin Mag. Barbara Weitgruber
BM für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Mitglieder auf einvernehmlichen Vorschlag der Länder
OMR Mag. Patricia Sylvia BUKOVACZ, LL.M.
Amt der Wiener Landesregierung

Hofrat Dr. Peter Piffl-Percevic
Stadt Graz / Gemeinderat

Mitglieder des BMEIA
Bot. Dr. Melitta Schubert
Leiterin der Abteilung VI.1

MR Mag. Christoph Jackwerth
Leiter  der Abt. VI.3

Bot. Dr. Helmut Tichy
Leiter der Gruppe I.A (Völkerrechtsbüro)

Weitere Mitglieder
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz W. Engl
Rektor der Universität Wien

Mag. Michael Otter
Leiter der Abteilung Außenwirtschaft der WKÖ

Study Commission

The study commission advises the director on questions of the regarding the setup of curricula and the selection of the faculty members.

Members

[This information is available in German only.]

Prof. Dr. Werner Neudeck (Vorsitzender)

Prof. Dr. Markus Kornprobst
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Loibl
Univ. Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Neuhold
Prof. Dr. Thomas Row
Botschafter Dr. Helmut Tichy

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