Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer is Danube University Krems' Rector. He was elected unanimously by the University Council on February 20, 2013.
Faulhammer (born 1963) 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. In 2017 and 2018, Faulhammer served as president of the Danube Rectors' Conference, a network comprised of some 70 universities located in the countries of the Danube region. In 2018, he was appointed to the board of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG), and in 2019 to the board of Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM). Since 2020, he has been vice-chairman of the IDM, and since 2021 a member of the University Board of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna. 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.