Members of the Standing Committee

In order to investigate information received in relation to academic misconduct and respective accusations, the Rectorate appoints a standing committee for a period of office of three years at a time. On the basis of the free appraisal of evidence and the principle of material truth, the committee examines whether there has been academic misconduct. When dealing with pending cases, it has to examine all incriminating and exculpatory evidence. The committee members appointed until the end of 2025 are:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Somek (Ombudsperson, Chair)
Faculty of Law
Department of Legal Philosophy

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Konrad Fiedler (Deputy Ombudsperson)
Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Langer (Deputy Ombudsperson)
Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
Department of Jewish Studies

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Pol. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer (Deputy Ombudsperson)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Sociology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Zemp (Deputy Ombudsperson)
Faculty of Psychology
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology






Claudia Stermsek, BA

T: +43-1-4277-18006