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Academic Career and Distinctions (Heinz Fassmann)


Academic Career

2006 - 2010

Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna


2006 - 2009

Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna


2006 - 2009

Managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences


2004 - 2009

Chairman of the Committee of Migration and Integration research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences


2004 - 2006

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna


2004 - 2005

Research stay at Louisiana State University (Fulbright Grant 08/2004 - 01/2005)


2003 - 2006

Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna


2002 - 2005

Deputy managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences


since 2000

Professorship for Applied Geography, Spatial Research and Spatial Planning at the Department of Geography and Spatial Research at the University of Vienna


1996 - 2000

C4-professorship for Applied Geography II (geoinformatics) at the Technische Universität München


1995 - 1996

Guest professorship at the Technische Universität München


1992 - 1995

Managing director of the Department of Urban and Spatial Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences


1991

Presentation of the professional dissertation (Habilitationsschrift)”Räumliche Effekte segmentierter Arbeitsmärkte. Zur Theorie und Empirie der räumlichen Arbeitsmarktsegmentierung” Wien 1990. (expertise rendered by: o. Prof. Dr. E. Lichtenberger, department of geography at the University of Vienna; o. Prof. Dr. B. Backe, department of geography at the University of Klagenfurt; o. Prof. Dr. P. Meusburger, department of geography at the University of Heidelberg) colloquium date: 17.01.1991; granting of the venia legendi for humangeography and spatial research.


1988

Study visit at Harvard University (21.09. - 08.10.1988)


1984 - 2000

Lector at the University of Vienna, department of geography


1981 - 1992

Research assistant at the Austrian Academy of sciences (1981-1986: committee for spatial research; since 1986: department of demography)


1980 - 1981

Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies (department of sociology), Vienna


1980

Dissertation dealing with the subject of population, household and family structure in Josefstadt (8th district of Vienna) 1857 (phil. Diss., Vienna 1980; primary expertise: o. Prof. Dr. Michael Mitterauer; secondary expertise: o. Prof. Dr. Knittler)

Doctorate exams (Rigorosen) in history, geography and philosophy (Philosophicum). Conferral of doctorate (Dr. phil.) on 23.05.1981

Approbation of a conclusion paper in geography on the topic ”Bevölkerungs- und Familienstrukturanalyse des 8. Wiener Gemeindebezirks. Eine demographische, familiensoziologische und sozialgeographische Untersuchung eines innerstädtischen Wohnbezirks mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des historischen Wandels.” Unpublished conclusion paper. Vienna 1980 (assessor: o. Prof. Dr. Ernest Troger)


1974 - 1980

Studies of Geography (at the faculty of basic and integrative sciences at the University of Vienna) and of economic and social history (at the faculty of humanities)

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Distinctions and Awards

2000

  • Conferment of the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the Political Book

1995

  • Conferment of the award of the Schader-Stiftung
    social sciences with practical relevance 1995

1992

  • Conferment of the Hans-Bobek-Award
    by the Austrian Geographic Society

1985

  • Conferment of the Camillo-Sitte-Promotionaward
    by the Camillo-Sitte-Funds (Vienna University of Technology)

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