Sebastian Schütze elected as Rector of the University of Vienna

On 30 April 2022, the University Board of the University of Vienna unanimously elected Sebastian Schütze as the university’s new Rector. Prof. Dr Schütze, who is currently the Dean of the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, will take office on 1 October 2022 for a four-year term.

Sebastian Schütze (© Johannes Hloch)

In the press release published by the University of Vienna, Prof. Dr Schütze said:

«The University of Vienna is the oldest University in the German-speaking area and is one of the leading research universities in Europe. As new Rector, I would like to continue this tradition and the successful course of excellence and internationalisation, and position the University in the areas of teaching and research on a national and international level strategically for the future. Especially important here is basic research, the role of the University as Austria’s most important academic educational institution and its social contribution to grand topics of the future, ranging from digital transformation, health, climate and environment to migration, mobility, understanding democracy and political education.»

Congratulations to Prof. Dr Schütze on behalf of Circle U.! We look forward to continuing the excellent collaboration initiated by Rector Engl and his team.


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Published May 18, 2022 2:43 PM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2022 12:24 PM