Organization and Management

Associate Professor Dr. Franz Eder


Franz Eder studied Political Science, International Relations and Contemporary History at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria. 2008 Doctorate in Political Science/International Relations, University of Innsbruck, and since 201 Associate Professor for International Relations at the Department of Political Science. 2004 Visiting Research Fellow at the German Orient Institute in Hamburg, 2005 Germany Visiting Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – SWP) in Berlin, Germany.

Research Interests: International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, EU and US Foreign and Security Policy, Terrorism Research.



contact information Franz EDER:
email: dean-sopo[at]
phone: +43 512 507-30060
fax: +43 512 507-30069
room at Department: w-2.51(SoWi, Universitätsstraße 15)
room at Dean's Office: o-1.01 (SoWi, Universitätsstraße 15)


Dean of Studies
Associate Prof. Dr. Petra Missomelius


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Petra Missomelius teaches media studies at the Department of Media, Society and Communication. She majored in media studies, cultural research and fine arts at the Philipps University of Marburg, where she obtained her doctorate on digital media culture. Apart from her university studies, she has gained professional experience in the coordination of EU projects and in an international corporation, in network administration and programming, in the implementation of exhibition projects as well as in the publishing and illustration sectors. In 2010 she was accepted into the ProProfessur mentoring project of Hessian universities to promote highly qualified women scientists. She has been working at the University of Innsbruck since 2012, where she completed her habilitation in 2019 with a monograph on digitality and education. For many years she was spokesperson for the media culture and education working group and the Education Forum of the Society for Media Studies (GfM), lead in the BMBWF's Curriculum 2020 project on digital basic education and spokesperson for the No Education Without Media initiative. Her research focuses on media, image and technology theory, artistic intervention and the socio-technical dimensions of digitality.


contact information Petra MISSOMELIUS:
email: deanofstudies-sopo[at]
phone: +43 512 507-73603
fax: +43 512 507-949 73600
room: Nr. 384 (Department of Media, Society and Communication, Maximilianstraße 2, Building A, 3rd floor)
consultation hour: please contact deanofstudies-sopo[at]

Assistant of the Dean's Office
Mag. Dr. Sven Jeschke

Sven Jeschke,

Sven Jeschke is Assistant to the Dean at the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. He studied Political Science and International Economics at the Universities of Innsbruck and Limerick (Ireland) and received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Innsbruck in 2017. His research was on the subject of English in Vocational Education and Training. An Educational Policy Inventory of the Hybrid System in Tyrolean Vocational Schools and among Company Trainers: Foreign-Language Competency, Permeability and Structure-Formational Options Creating Structures to Enhance the Attractiveness of VET in Tyrol. Sven Jeschke uses his knowledge in this specific field as a certified Tyrolean Apprentice Trainer.

And he is the contact person at the faculty for congress organizations. He himself has already acquired and organized several major congresses: including the 3-Nations-Conference of Political Science 2013, the ECPR Graduate Conference 2014 and the Austrian Sociology Congress 2015. He is currently working on the organization of the ECPR General Conference 2022, the first physical conference after COVID-19 with more than 2,000 participants.

Sven Jeschke is also a trained COVID-19 officer.


contact information Sven JESCHKE:
email: sven.jeschke[at]
phone: +43 512 507-30060
mobile: +43 676 8725 79611
fax: +43 512 507-30069
room: o-1.02 (SoWi, Universitätsstraße 15)


Research Coordinator
Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Lechner


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Dr. Lisa Lechner is research coordinator for the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

She is Assistant professor for methods and methodology in political science at the University of Innsbruck. In her research, Lisa studies international treaties, such as trade agreements, bilateral tax treaties, and environmental agreements, as well as national and international jurisdictions by dint of network- and text-analysis. Her research appeared in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, International Interactions, and Global Environmental Policy. Beyond academic talks, Lisa Lechner held public speeches on trade. Among others she spoke at the OECD in Paris, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin, and the Austrian Parliament.

research assistant: Patrizia Kaufmann

contact information Lisa LECHNER:
phone: +43 512 507-70141
room: w-2.43 (Department of Political Science, Universitätsstraße 15)


Digital Media Coordinator

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The new media coordinator at the faculty should play a central role in the faculty and will be involved in the topic of digitization in teaching and research strategically, operationally and in an advisory capacity.

At the moment requests to the Digital Media Coordinator are handled by the Dean's Office.



contact information N.N.:
email: n.n.[at]
phone: +43 512 507-xxxx
fax: +43 512 507-xxxx
room: w-2.xx (Department of n.n., Universitätsstraße 15)



Faculty of Social and Political Science
Dean's Office
Universitätsstraße 15, rooms o-1.01 & o-1.02
6020 Innsbruck / Austria

phone: +43 512 507-30060
fax: +43 512 507-30069

email: dean-sopo[at]

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