New President of Universities Austria elected

June 23,2016 in Klagenfurt, Austria.
Universities Austria (Uniko) has elected Oliver Vitouch, Rector of the University of Klagenfurt, as its new President.

Vitouch succeeds Sonja Hammerschmid who stepped down on 17 May 2016 after accepting the position of Education Minister in the federal government.

The new Deputy President is Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, the Rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Both will serve Uniko through the end of 2017.