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Danube University Krems has new rectorate
Rector Friedrich Faulhammer and Vice-Rectors Viktoria Weber and Monika Kil in office since August 1
By August 1, 2013, the new rectorate of Danube University Krems has taken office. Its members are Rector Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Viktoria Weber as Vice-Rector for Research and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Kil as Vice-Rector for Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education.

Friedrich Faulhammer studied law in Vienna. From 1985 to 1990 he worked at the Institute for History of Law at the University of Vienna and at the legal department of the university's directorate. In 1990 he joined the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research where he became the Head of the Department for Universities of Applied Sciences in 2001; from 2003 to 2005 he was Deputy Head at the Department for University Law and actively involved in the implementation of the 2002 Law on Universities. In 2005 he became Head of the Department I at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research and has been its Secretary General since 2009. Among the focal points of his work are new forms of university management as well as European developments and legal affairs in the university sector.


Viktoria Weber studied food technology and biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and habilitated in biochemistry in 2008. From 1994 to 1996 she worked as post-doc at the Institute for Tumor Biology and Cancer Research at the University of Vienna and joined the Center for Biomedical Technology at Danube University Krems as a research assistant in 1999. In 2010 Viktoria Weber was appointed professor for Applied Biochemistry. She is Deputy Head of the Department for Health Sciences and Biomedicine and heads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Innovative Therapeutic Approaches in Sepsis.

Weber has been Vice-Rector for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists since December 1, 2010, and Executive Vice-Rector at Danube University Krems since September 25, 2012.

Monika Kil was appointed professor for Academic Continuing Education Research and Educational Management at Danube University Krems in 2013 and she heads the Department “Academic Continuing Education Research and Educational Management”.

Kil was Department Head at the Research and Development Centre at the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning in Bonn where she conducted research in the sector adult learning and inclusion. She studied educational sciences and organisational psychology at Dortmund University and graduated on the subject academic continuing education research, she habilitated at the University of Bremen with the focus adult- / continuing education and educational research.