Visiting Professors Summer Semester 2022

Department for e-Governance and Administration

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

Ines Mergel is full Professor of Public Administration - Digital Governance at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. After attending the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Mergel worked at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University, NY) as Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure from 2008 to 2016. She initiated the barrier brakers project, which collects and analyzes data on the administrative culture of the future.


Univ.-Prof. Beth Simone Noveck, PhD

Beth Simone Noveck studied at Harvard University and received her PhD in Politics and German Studies from Innsbruck. Today, she is a law professor at New York University, where since 2012 she has directed the Governance Lab, which aims to improve governance programs. From 2009 to 2011, she was Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. Her collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Noveck focuses on the activities of GovLab Austria.


Department for Knowledge and Communication Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heike Köckler

Heike Köckler is professor for social space and health at the University of Health Bochum. Her work focuses on environmental justice, urban and community health, and transdisciplinary and transformative research.


Univ.-Doz. Dr. Michael Obersteiner

Michael Obersteiner is the Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. His focal points of research are issues of global land use and the sustainable economics of the Earth system. Previously, he was Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IISA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Many scientific studies have been produced during his management, supporting national governments and international organizations.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. em. ETH Zürich Roland W. Scholz

Roland Scholz is professor emeritus at ETH Zurich. He dealt with environmental modeling and ecologically sustainable system transitions and is one of the pioneers of transdisciplinary research. Together with the IASS Potsdam, he is currently working on the sustainable use of digital data in the DiDaT project (Digital Data as Subject of a Transdisciplinary Process).

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