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© Lunghammer – TU Graz Claudia von der Linden, MBA (IMD)
Chairwoman of the Founding Convent

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Prof. Stefanie Lindstaedt
Founding President

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Gabriele Költringer, EMBA
Managing Director

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Founding Convent

The Founding Convent is the strategic body of the university during the founding phase. Two of its members were nominated by the province of Upper Austria, three by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), two by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), one by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and one by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

Chairman: Claudia von der Linden, MBA (IMD)  

Vice-Chairmen: Christina Rami-Mark 

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Hitz


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.Dr.h.c. Wilfried Eichlseder, (BMBWF)

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, (FWF)

Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Lindinger, MAS (BMK Katja Schechtner, MSc (BMK)

Dr. Wolfgang Steiner, (Land Oberösterreich)


The founding president leads and represents the university externally.

Managing Director

The Managing Director is responsible for the development and management of the administrative area.

Founding Advisory Board

The Founding Advisory Board supports the university, particularly in the development of research priorities and the range of study programs. The rectorates of the University of Linz, the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, the three technical universities, TU Wien, TU Graz and Montanuniversität Leoben, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and the ÖH have each nominated one member to the advisory board.

International Strategic Advisory Board (ISAB)

The International Strategic Advisory Board advises the Founding Convent and Founding President on current strategic scientific issues, particularly with regards to setting the strategic course and positioning of the university as well as setting fundamental priorities in research and teaching. In addition, the ISAB provides support with calls for applications, searches, and appointments of professors.