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First female Rector at Vienna University of Technology04.03.2011 - (idw) Technische Universität Wien
The University Council of Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) appointed Sabine Seidler as new Rector today. On October 1 she will take over from Peter Skalicky, who has watched over the University for 20 years.
TU Vienna. - The University Council of Vienna University of Technology voted unanimously this morning for the Vice Rector for Research, Professor Sabine Seidler, to be appointed as the new Rector. She will take up her new position on October 1, 2011. This will be the first time in 196 years that a woman has called the shots at Vienna University of Technology. In light of this announcement Seidler is therefore the designated successor to Peter Skalicky, who has been Rector of Vienna University of Technology since 1991.
In total there were 10 applicants for the post. Six of these were invited to open meetings held on January 31 and February 1. Afterwards the selection committee presented the Senate with a shortlist of three candidates. This list was passed unaltered to the University Council, which they then used to make their decision. The University Council thanks all the candidates for their high quality applications.
Seidler studied at Merseburg Technical University from 1979 to 1984. After several scientific posts she was appointed at TU Vienna in 1996 as a Professor for non-metallic materials. Since 2007, she has been Vice Rector for Research. Sabine Seidler is 49 years old, married and has two children.
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