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Our external lecturers
Here you find our actual external lecturers in alphabetical order.


  • ADEL_Martin

    Since 1981 lecturer at different universities; since 1985 constant freelance fort the ORF/Ö1; numerous publications and presentations.

    More information about Martin ADEL:
    e-mail: Martin.Adel@uibk.ac.at

  • CREPAZ_Katharina

    Post-doctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and at the Sociology of Diversity Chair, Technical University of Munich.

    More information about Katharina CREPAZ:
    e-mail: katharina.crepaz@uibk.ac.at

  • DIALER, Doris, Dr.

    A political scientist by training, she earned her M.A., and Ph.D from the University of Innsbruck and completed a Master of Management Program at the Universitas Indonesia Jakarta and Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta. Doris Dialer is political advisor of one of the Vice-Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and external lecturer at Innsbruck University and Danube University Krems, Austria. Her research interests focus on meta-issues of the European integration process, European policy fields, the European Parliament and the European public sphere. She is the author of Die EU-Präsidentschaft Frankreichs (2002), a study of European Presidencies; Die EU-Entwicklungspolitik im Brennpunkt (2007), showing future political aspects of EU's Development Policy; and co-author of "Das Europäische Parlament. Institution, Vision und Wirklichkeit" (2010).

    More information about Doris DIALER:
    e-mail: Doris.Dialer@uibk.ac.at

  • EL-SAYED Adel

    Born in 1953 in Alexandria (Egypt), study of Social work at the University of Alexandria, lives in Innsbruck since 1981. Studies in Political Science, Education, Spanish literature and contemporary history at the University of Innsbruck.

    Since graduation working at the same university.

    Activist in the peace, renewal and reform movement in the Arab World.

    More information about Adel EL-SAYED:
    e-mail: Adel.El-Sayed@uibk.ac.at

  • FISCHER_Heinz

    Dr. Heinz Fischer, Univ.Prof. wurde 1938 in Graz geboren. Studierte Rechts- und Staatswissenschaften an der Universität Wien und promovierte dort 1961 zum Dr. jur.

    Er wurde 1978 als Universitätsdozent im Bereich Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Innsbruck habilitiert und 1994 zum Universitätsprofessor ernannt. Er war Mitbegründer der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft und der österreichischen Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft und ist Autor zahlreicher Bücher und Publikationen.

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    Im Rahmen seiner politischen Tätigkeit war Dr. Heinz Fischer von 1963 bis 1975 Sekretär der Sozialdemokratischen Parlamentsfraktion. Von 1975 bis 1983 und von 1987 bis 1990 war er SPÖ-Klubobmann im Parlament. Von 1983 bis 1987 Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung und von 1990 bis 2002 Präsident des Nationalrates.

    Am 25. April 2004 wurde er zum Bundespräsidenten der Republik Österreich gewählt und 2010 mit 79% der Stimmen wiedergewählt.

    Außerdem war Dr. Heinz Fischer von 1984 bis 2004 Vizepräsident des Instituts für Höhere Studien und ist seit Juni 2016 auch Präsident des Verbandes Österreichischer Volkshochschulen.

    More information about Heinz FISCHER:
    e-mail: Heinz.Fischer@uibk.ac.at

  • Foto von FRÖHLICH, Stefan, Dr. folgt in Kürze

    Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2003. Studies of Political Science, English, Spanish and Economics in Bonn, Paris, Washington and Philadelphia (MA 1985)

    More information about Stefan FRÖHLICH:
    e-mail: Stefan.Froehlich@uibk.ac.at

  • GRUBER_Oliver

    Master in Media and Communication Studies (2005) as well as Political Science (2007) at the University of Vienna; Junior Researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008-2009); University Assistant at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna (2009-2013); PHD in Political Science, University of Vienna (2012); currently researcher at the University of Vienna.

    More information about Oliver GRUBER:
    e-mail: Oliver.Gruber@uibk.ac.at

  • Foto von JENEWEIN, Stefan, Mag. folgt in Kürze

    Studium der VWL in Innsbruck, anschließend ca. 10 Jahre lang in unterschiedlichen (Führungs-)Positionen in der Finanzbranche tätig; parallel dazu seit 2004 Lehrbeauftragter an der UNI Innsbruck (SOWI): Kurse in Mikro- und Makroökonomie, Wirtschaftspolitik, Wettbewerbstheorie und -politik, internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen

    Seit 2008 selbständig als Ökonom tätig, 2009 Gründung der „Gesellschaft für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung mbH“ in Innsbruck (www.gaw-mbh.at); Seit 2009: Lehraufträge an der UMIT, der FH Kufstein und der SMBS (Salzburg)

    More information about Stefan JENEWEIN:
    e-mail: Stefan.jenewein@uibk.ac.at

  • david-johann

    David Johann is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) as well as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Vienna.

    More information about David JOHANN:
    e-mail: David.Johann@uibk.ac.at

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    Theresa Kernecker is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Government of the University of Vienna.

    More information about Theresa KERNECKER:
    e-mail: Theresa.Kernecker@uibk.ac.at

  • KIRCHHOFF, Susanne

    Postdoc am Fachbereich Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Salzburg

    2008 Promotion Dr. phil. (Dissertation: "Krieg mit Metaphern. Mediendiskurse über 9/11 und den 'War on Terror'") Dozentin am Internationalen Journalismus-Zentrum der Donau-Universität Krems

    2001 - 2007 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin an den Universitäten Salzburg und Göttingen Magisterstudium Deutsche Philologie, Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Englische Philologie

    More information about Susanne KIRCHHOFF:
    e-mail: Susanne.Kirchhoff@uibk.ac.at

  • KÖSSLER_Franz

    Journalist, former foreign correspondent in Rome, Moscow, Washington D.C., London, managing director of TV-News at ORF.

    More information about Franz KÖSSLER:
    e-mail: Franz.Kössler@uibk.ac.at

  • LECHNER_Lisa

    Lisa Lechner studied International Economics and Political Science at the University of Innsbruck and the Audencia Nantes. She wrote her dissertation entitled “The political, social, and ecological weight of preferential trade agreements“ at the University of Salzburg and the McGill University in Montréal.

    Since October 2017, Lisa Lechner works in the project TRADEPOWER supervised by Prof. Andreas Dür. The research interest is located in the area of Political Economy with a focus on trade policy and quantitative methods.


    More information about Lisa LECHNER:
    e-mail: Lisa.Lechner@uibk.ac.at

  • LEIFELD_Philip

    Philip Leifeld is postdoctoral fellow at the University of Konstanz and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

    More information about Phillip LEIFELD:
    e-mail: Philip.Leifeld@uibk.ac.at

  • Mauerer Ingrid

    Ingrid Mauerer is a research associate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Munich (LMU). She graduated in political science, statistics, and sociology at the University of Málaga (Spain) and the LMU Munich, and received her Ph.D. in political science and statistics there in July 2016. Mauerer’s main research interests include voting behavior and party competition. Her articles have been published in Politische Vierteljahreschrift, West European Politics, and the Journal of Choice Modeling. Mauerer's main focus in teaching is on discrete choice analysis, quantitative methods and research design, as well as comparative politics and scientific writing.

    More information about Ingrid MAUERER:
    E-Mail: ingrid.mauerer@uibk.ac.at

  • Foto von MOURAO-PERMOSER, Julia, Dr. folt in Kürze

    Julia Permoser was born in Rio de Janeiro/Brasil in 1980. She holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington/US and an MA in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as a University Assistant (S1) at the Department for Political Science at Vienna University where she recently defended her PhD dissertation. Since 2010 she works as senior researcher in the project "Living Rooms: The Art of Mobilizing Belonging(s)", funded by the Arts & Sciences program of the WWTF and coordinated by the Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on migration, citizenship and anti-discrimination in the European Union. Julia is a member of the research group INEX – The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion.

    More information about Julia MOURAO-PERMOSER:
    website: http://inex.univie.ac.at/
    e-mail: julia.mourao.permoser@univie.ac.at

  • Foto_OPITZ Anja

    Dr. Anja Opitz is Senior Researcher (International Relations) at the Academy for Civic Education and Research Tutzing. She received her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Passau, working on civil-military interaction within integrated CSDP crisis management. Dr. Opitz is a founding member of the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA research) and editor of the IFIERpapers. She lectures at the European Security and Defence College in Brussels and the Institute for Political Science at the University of Innsbruck. Prior to joining the Academy in November 2013, she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck and worked as a Political Advisor in the German Bundestag. In her research she focuses on Security Sector Reform, Geopolitics and the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU. Her regional expertise includes the North African and the Balkan countries.

    More Information

    Web:     www.apb-tutzing.de / www.meia-research.org
    Mail:     anja.opitz@uibk.ac.at
    Phone:  +49 (0) 8158 856 54

  • Perwanger Markus

    Markus Perwanger, Studium Politikwissenschaft Universität Florenz, Journalist, 1999 Chefredakteur, Beiträge und Dokumentationen zu Verfassung, Autonomie, Minderheiten und Zeitgeschichte, Lehraufträge an Universitäten Bozen und Innsbruck, Tutor bei Staatsprüfungen für Journalisten, seit 2006 Verantwortlicher Koordinator Rai Südtirol.

    More information about Markus PERWANGER:
    e-mail: Markus.Perwanger@uibk.ac.at

  • PFEIFER_Andreas

    Andreas Pfeifer, correspondent ORF, Head, International News

    More information about Andreas PFEIFER:
    e-mail: Andreas.Pfeifer@uibk.ac.at

  • Plangger_Melanie

    Melanie Plangger studied Political Science and attended the Master program European Politics and Society at the University of Innsbruck. During her studies, she gained work experience at the Austrian Embassy in Budapest, the country office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Bratislava, the public administration in Tyrol and the European Parliament in Brussels.

    Between January and December 2015, she received a Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Innsbruck. Since January 2016 she works as a Scientific Project Assistant at the University of Innsbruck. Her dissertation project is currently funded by the Tyrolian Science Fund.

    Her main research interests lie in the fields of European Integration and Federalism. In particular, she investigates power dynamics and interactions between different levels of the European Union, the role of sub-national authorities and the scope and impact of transnational region-building. Her dissertation project examines the role, the strategies and the conditions of influence of sub-national authorities in the Alpine macro-region.

    More information about Melanie PLANGGER:
    e-mail: Melanie.Plangger@uibk.ac.at

  • REITERER_Michael

    Michael Reiterer studied law at the University of Innsbruck (Dr. juris) and holds diplomas in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University/Bologna Center and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. In 2005, he was appointed adjunct professor (Dozent) for international politics at the University of Innsbruck. Time permitting, he teaches at various universities and specializes in EU foreign policy, EU-Asia relations and interregionalism, areas in which he has published extensively.

    As an official of the European Union Dr. Reiterer is currently EU-Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, having previously served as Principal Advisor at the Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels (2012-2016); EU-Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (2007-2011), Minister/Deputy Head of the EU-Delegation to Japan (2002-2006) and ASEM (Asia Europe Meeting) Counselor (1998-2002).

    Before joining the EU in 1998 he was Minister-Counselor at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU/Brussels, Counselor at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the GATT, Co-chair of the Joint Experts Group at the OECD on trade and environment, WTO-panelist, Deputy Director General for European Integration and Trade Policy at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber as well as Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner to West Africa and Japan.

    More information about Michael REITERER:
    e-mail: Michael.Reiterer@uibk.ac.at

  • Elisabeth_Rieder

    Studied Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, concentration in the Austrian political system and European policy

    Head of the Office for Disabled Students and Employees at the University of Innsbruck, Chairwoman of the Disability Advisory Board of the City of Innsbruck, Expert for Barrier-free Planning and Construction, Lay Judge for Disability Matters at the Austrian Administrative Court..

    More information about Elisabeth RIEDER:
    e-mail: elisabeth.rieder@uibk.ac.at

  • Foto von RUßMANN, Uta, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. folt in Kürze

    Uta Russmann, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr., since 2012 professor at the Departement for Communication, Marketing & Sales at FHWien University of Applied Science, Vienna.

    More information about Uta RUßMANN:
    e-mail: Uta.Russmann@uibk.ac.at

  • Spilker_Gabriele

    Gabriele Spilker is Assistant Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Salzburg. Her main research interests are in the area of international political economy, international cooperation, globalization and environmental politics.

    More information about Gabriele Spilker:
    e-mail: Gabriele.Spilker@uibk.ac.at


    der am 6. März 2015 an den Folgen eines tragischen Unfalls verstorben ist. 
    Jens Tenscher war von 2009 bis 2011 Senior-Post-Doc Mitarbeiter der Österreichischen Nationalen Wahlstudie AUTNES am Institut für Politikwissenschaft und seit mehreren Jahren Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Politikwissenschaft. Er habilitierte sich 2013 im Fach Politikwissenschaft an unserer Fakultät.

  • THÖNDL, Michael, Dr.

    Historiker und Politikwissenschaftler, geb. 1959 in Wien, 1987 Promotion, anschl. Forschungsstipendiat, 1991 – 1995 Forschungsaufenthalt am Deutschen Historischen Institut in Rom, 1995 – 1998 Projektassistent am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Universität Wien, seit 1996 Lehrbeauftragter für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Innsbruck, seit 1998 Lektor und seit 2003 Fachbereichsleiter für Politikwissenschaft an der Fachhochschule des BFI Wien, 2011 Habilitation an der Universität Innsbruck.

    More information about Michael THÖNDL:
    e-mail: Michael.thoendl@uibk.ac.at

  • TWAROCH, Eva

    1981 Matura mit Auszeichnung BG 19 Wien, Französisch (Romanistik Wien) und Pädagogik, 1981/82 Studium/Austauschsemester Universität Orleans. Seit 1982 ORF. Zuerst Redakteurin/Reporterin, französische Redaktion Radio Österreich International, Kulturberichterstattung. Seit 1991 Auslandskorrespondentin für den ORF in Paris, Büroleiterin.

    More information about Eva TWAROCH:
    e-mail: eva.twaroch@orf.at

  • WARASIN_Markus

    Markus Warasin studied political science, history, philosophy and German philology in Innsbruck, London, Paris, Madrid and Brussels. Since 1997 he works as a freelance journalist for the South Tyrolean daily "Dolomiten". From 2001-2004 he served as Secretary General for the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages. In 2005 he entered the European Public Service.

    More information about Markus WARASIN:
    e-mail: Markus.Warasin@uibk.ac.at

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    Florian Weiler is a lecturer in Quantitative Politics at the University of Kent, UK. His research is, on the one hand, focused on international environmental politics, e.g. the international UNFCCC negotiations, and on the role lobby organisations play in national and international policy-making processes. He holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, an MA from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Mag. phil. from the University of Innsbruck.

    More information about Florian WEILER:
    e-mail: Florian.Weiler@uibk.ac.at

  • WEIßMANN, Florian

    Seit 1992 Journalist, derzeit Ressortleiter für Außenpolitik bei der Tiroler Tageszeitung

    More information about Florian WEIßMANN:
    e-mail: Florian.Weissmann@uibk.ac.at

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    David M. Wineroither completed his MA studies in political science, history and philosophy at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna in 2005. In 2008 he obtained his PhD (UofI). Following a fellowship with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) he joined UofI's PolSci Department as assistant professor for comparative politics in 2009.

    Currently he works as a postdoc at the HAS's Center for Social Sciences and the Department of Management at the National University for Public Service. In Addition, he's been a visiting Researcher at various universities and research institutions in Europa and Northern America, including University of Alberta, University of New Orleans und CEU Budapest.

    More information about David M. WINEROITHER:
    download: Curriculum Vitae | Publications
    e-mail: david.wineroither@uibk.ac.at


    Wolfgruber, Elisabeth, Mag.phil.Dr.phil.; geb 1969; Studium der Politikwissenschaft und einer Kombination aus Rechtswissenschaft und Publizistik; 1989: Teilnahme am ECPR-Ausbildungsprogramm für computerunterstützte Datenanalyse; 1991-2001 Assistentin am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Salzburg, mehrfach Projektmitarbeiterin wissenschaftlicher Studien und Auftragsarbeiten; Seminarleiterin und Vortragende in der Politischen Jugend- und Erwachsenenbildung; Publikationen zu AusländerInnenpolitik in Ö, Parlamentarismus in Ö, Mehrebenensystem, Frauen und Politik in Ö;

    More information about Elisabeth WOLFGRUBER-FANKHAUSER:
    e-mail: Elisabeth.wolfgruber@uibk.ac.at

  • ZEITEL-BANK, Natascha

    Studium der Dipl.-Soziologie an der Univ. Mannheim, Promotion in Internat. Politik an der Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schwerpunkt Europäische Integration

    seit 2003 externe Lektorin an der Univ. Innsbruck

    Seit 2007 Hochschullektorin am Management Center Innsbruck (Internationale Beziehungen; Politische Kommunikation - Medien)

    2004 Gründung von Z-Media und Projekt Manager bei der Tirol Werbung für Marketing in Frankreich & Italien

    1990 „Stage“ beim Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (Presseabteilung) und im Dienst der Sprecher (Europäische Kommission)

    1997-2000 Redakteurin in der Presseabteilung der Europäischen  Kommission in Brüssel (Europe by Satellite)

     10 Jahre Journalistin ( Europaberichterstattung) u.a. für ZDF, Deutsche Welle, BR u.a in Buenos Aires, Brüssel, Berlin, Mainz, München

    Mehr Informationen zu Dr. Natascha ZEITEL-BANK:


    per Mail: Natascha.zeitel-bank@uibk.ac.at