IDM MANAGING BOARD
United in diversity: this guiding idea of Europe can also be found in science. It is diverse in its disciplines, and yet united in the pursuit of knowledge. For the Danube Region and Central Europe, the IDM combines the diversity of science with that of politics, business, culture and civil society. In this way, the IDM ensures a lively exchange of ideas, knowledge as well as social perspectives and solutions.
Mag. Friedrich FAULHAMMER
Friedrich Faulhammer has been Rector of Danube University Krems since 2013. Prior to that, he was head of the section and secretary general at the Federal Ministry of Science and Research, where he played a key role in shaping Austrian and European higher education policy in his work, which spanned more than two decades, including the implementation of the Universities Act 2002.
Faulhammer (*1963) studied law in Vienna. From 1985 to 1990 he worked at the Institute of Legal History at the University of Vienna, as well as in the legal department of the University Directorate, and moved to the Federal Ministry of Science and Research in 1990. In 2005, he became section head of the higher education section in the Federal Ministry of Science and Research and has been its secretary general since 2009. In 2017-2018, Faulhammer served as president of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, a network of around 70 universities based in the countries of the Danube Region. In 2018, he was appointed to the board of the Ludwig Boltzmann Society (LBG) and in 2019 to the board of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM). From 2020 until September 2022 he acted as deputy chairman of the IDM, and since 2021 he has been a member of the university council of the University of Teacher Education, Vienna. Since October 2022, he has been the chairman of the IDM.