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 2022 are:

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

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Isabella Moll (Deputy Ombudsperson)
Center for Molecular Biology
Department of Microbiology, Immunobiology and Genetics

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Pol. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Sociology

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Jursa
Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Department of Near Eastern Studies

Univ.-Prof. Torsten Möller, PhD
Faculty of Computer Science
Research Group Visualiziation and Data Analysis


Claudia Stermsek, BA

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