Heinz Fassmann - Curriculum vitae#


Academic Career
  • 2006 - 2010 Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna
  • 2006 - 2009 Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna
  • 2006 - 2009 Managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 - 2009 Chairman of the Committee of Migration and Integration research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 - 2006 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna
  • 2004 - 2005 Research stay at Louisiana State University (Fulbright Grant 08/2004 - 01/2005)
  • 2003 - 2006 Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna
  • 2002 - 2005 Deputy managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • since 2000 Professorship for Applied Geography, Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the Department of Geography and Spatial Research at the University of Vienna
  • 1996 - 2000 C4-professorship for Applied Geography II (geoinformatics) at the Technische Universität München
  • 1995 - 1996 Guest professorship at the Technische Universität München
  • 1992 - 1995 Managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1991 Presentation of the professional dissertation (Habilitationsschrift)”Räumliche Effekte segmentierter Arbeitsmärkte. Zur Theorie und Empirie der räumlichen Arbeitsmarktsegmentierung” Wien 1990. (expertise rendered by: o. Prof. Dr. E. Lichtenberger, department of geography at the University of Vienna; o. Prof. Dr. B. Backe, department of geography at the University of Klagenfurt; o. Prof. Dr. P. Meusburger, department of geography at the University of Heidelberg) colloquium date: 17.01.1991; granting of the venia legendi for humangeography and spatial research.
  • 1988 Study visit at Harvard University (21.09. - 08.10.1988)
  • 1984 - 2000 Lector at the University of Vienna, department of geography
  • 1981 - 1992 Research assistant at the Austrian Academy of sciences (1981-1986: committee for spatial research; since 1986: department of demography)
  • 1980 - 1981 Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies (department of sociology), Vienna
  • 1980 Dissertation dealing with the subject of population, household and family structure in Josefstadt (8th district of Vienna) 1857 (phil. Diss., Vienna 1980; primary expertise: o. Prof. Dr. Michael Mitterauer; secondary expertise: o. Prof. Dr. Knittler).Doctorate exams (Rigorosen) in history, geography and philosophy (Philosophicum). Conferral of doctorate (Dr. phil.) on 23.05.1981. Approbation of a conclusion paper in geography on the topic ”Bevölkerungs- und Familienstrukturanalyse des 8. Wiener Gemeindebezirks. Eine demographische, familiensoziologische und sozialgeographische Untersuchung eines innerstädtischen Wohnbezirks mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des historischen Wandels.” Unpublished conclusion paper. Vienna 1980 (assessor: o. Prof. Dr. Ernest Troger)
  • 1974 - 1980 Studies of Geography (at the faculty of basic and integrative sciences at the University of Vienna) and of economic and social history (at the faculty of humanities)

Distinctions and Awards
  • 2000 Conferment of the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the Political Book
  • 1995 Conferment of the award of the Schader-Stiftung social sciences with practical relevance 1995
  • 1992 Conferment of the Hans-Bobek-Award by the Austrian Geographic Society
  • 1985 Conferment of the Camillo-Sitte-Promotionaward by the Camillo-Sitte-Funds (Vienna University of Technology)

Memberships (academies)
  • 2007 Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • since 2004 Member of the Austrian National Committee of IGU (International Geographical Union)
  • 2003 - 2007 Member of the Committee of Comparative Media and Communication research (formerly: Historical Press Documentation) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • since 2002 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2000 - 2007 Corresponding member (Austria) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Corresponding member (abroad) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Directorial and Advisory Capacities (non-university)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the 7th EU framework program
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Academy of spatial research and regional planning (ARL), Hannover
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Berlin/Bonn
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH)
  • Vice president of the Austrian Geographic Society
  • Chairman of the scientific advisory board of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna
  • Chairman of the Forum for Political Education, Vienna

Expertise for scientific organizations and journals (non-university)
  • Expert activities for the EU, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Belgian Ministry of Science and Research, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the VW-Foundation, the International Economics Journal, the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), the FWF, Notes of the Austrian Geographic Society (MÖGG), et al.

Expertise for universities abroad (tenure procedures, habilitation procedures, promotion procedures)
  • University of Aberdeen, Universität Bern, Universität Augsburg, Universität Bayreuth, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Universität Bielefeld, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität in Bonn, TU Chemnitz, Universität Hannover, Universität Karlsruhe, Universität Leipzig, Universität München, Universität Osnabrück, Universität Potsdam, Universität Würzburg, TU Wien, and others.


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