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The people behind ACADEMIA SUPERIOR

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR – Institute for Future Studies is organized as a non-profit association based in Linz, Austria, with two supporting committees: The academic board and the board of trustees. The people behind ACADEMIA SUPERIOR are united by their commitement to the successful future of Upper Austria and its people. The scientific foundation of the think tank is a high-level advisory board, which includes two dozen members from science and research from Austria and abroad and many disciplins. The Board of Trustees of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR is composed of well-known entrepreneurs from Upper Austria.

The Academic Advisory Board consists of members from various scholarly disciplines from Austria and abroad. This diversity guarantees a 360 ° view of new developments.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Hengstschläger
Academic Director

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Achatz
Legal Scholar

em. o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jesus Crespo Cuaresma
Macro economist

Dr. Henriatta Egerth-Stadlhuber
Managing Director of FFG

em. o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gornik

o. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Richard Hagelauer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haller
Expert for criminal psychology

Sir Richard Timothy Hunt
Nobel laureate for medicine

Univ.- Prof i.R Dr. Peter Kampits

Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Erich Peter Klement

Helmut Kramer ist Beiratsmitglied der ACADEMIA SUPERIOR

Prof. Dr. Helmut Kramer

Monika Langthaler-Rosenberg, MSc
Managing Director of brainbows

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Meinhard Lukas
University President and Legal Scholar

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mazal
Legal Scholar

Univ.- Prof Dr. Hubert Pehamberger

Dr. Johanna Rachinger
Director of the National Library

Univ.- Prof Dr. Anita Rieder
Social medicine Scholar

em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schneider

Bruder David Steindl-Rast
Benedictine monk

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Taschner

Alan Webber
Entrepreneur, Journalist and Major

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitte Winklehner
Eurasia-Pacific Uninet

o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anton Zeilinger
Quantum physicist

em. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Paul M. Zulehner
Pastoral theologian

LH-Stv. Mag. Christine Haberlander


ACADEMIA SUPERIOR not only serves to show problems, but also to develop solutions. We promote an open debate on burning questions without blinders. It is also important for decision-makers to leave their own comfort zone, listen well, seek advice and have the courage to develop the society in new ways. Here, ACADEMIA SUPERIOR makes a valuable contribution. I am very pleased to be able to continue and develop ACADEMIA SUPERIOR. You all are cordially invited to participate in this process and to shape the future together. Deputy Governor Mag. Christine Haberlander is president of the Think Tank ACADEMIA SUPERIOR, which was founded in 2010. She studied economics in Linz and has been a member of the Upper Austrian Government since 2017 and is responsible for education, women and health.


Christine Haberlander

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Hengstschläger

Academic Director

With ACADEMIA SUPERIOR, we have created a very special think tank. Surprise Factors are a key element in this think tank. Our claim is to work scientifically on problem solutions and to derive tangible results. We are living in an unscripted time, where predictions are becoming more and more difficult. With our Surprise Factors concept, we draw the lessons from the recent past and the present! That’s the exciting thing about ACADEMIA SUPERIOR. I am very proud that this forward-looking idea was born here in Upper Austria.

Mag. Dr. Michael Strugl, MBA

Founding President (2010-2019)

With ACADEMIA SUPERIOR, we now have an instrument with which we can not only think about the future, but can also tackle future visions – not just a think tank, but also a do tank. At ACADEMIA SUPERIOR, the best brains should work together: people who are internationally successful, people who are well established and renowned in science.

Information on the association ACADEMIA SUPERIOR:

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR – Gesellschaft für Zukunftsforschung ZVR-Zahl 692228369

Location: Linz

President: LH-Stv. Mag. Christine Haberlander

Deputy President: Mag. Helena Kirchmayr

Cashier: Mag. Karl Burner

Secretary: Mag. Jakob Hochgerner

Dr.phil. Claudia Schwarz Executive Director
Tel. +43 732 77 88 99 E-Mail: schwarz(at)academia-superior.at Claudia Schwarz

Mag. Michael Hauer Research Associate
Tel. +43 732 77 88 99 -12 E-Mail: hauer(at)academia-superior.at Michael Hauer

Sandra Fehrerhofer Sandra Fehrerhofer, BSc Office- and Eventmanagement
Tel. +43 732 77 88 99 E-Mail: fehrerhofer(at)academia-superior.at

The Board of Trustees is chaired by Governor Mag. Thomas Stelzer and composed of renowned Upper Austrian business people. They suppurt the idea behind ACADEMIA SUPERIOR.

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