Rektor Univ.-Prof. W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker

President of the Innsbruck Medical University: W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker

The President is the Chairperson of the rectorship, which governs the university and represents it externally.
The President ’s primary duties are as follows:

    • Highest academic Chairperson at the university
    • Forms the rectorship with the Vice-Rectors to lead the university as a team
    • Concludes the performance agreement with the responsible Federal Ministry as the basis for budgeting
    • Sets the framework for research, teaching and patient care
    • Cooperates with the hospital board to manage the university hospital
    • Implements the affirmative action for women policy

For details of other duties, powers and legal status, see the 2002 Austrian University Act (UG) (link to UG [in German] on the BMWF site).


W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
President, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria


Wolfgang Fleischhacker, MD, is the President of the Medical University Innsbruck in Austria, in which he previously served as Professor and Managing Director in the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. He is a certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

After receiving his medical degree from Innsbruck University, Dr. Fleischhacker trained at the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology of the Medical Faculty there. In 1987 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and spent 18 months at Hillside Hospital in New York.

Dr. Fleischhacker is a member of the editorial boards of several peer reviewed journals, coeditor of the schizophrenia section for Current Opinion in Psychiatry, clinical neuropsychopharmacology field editor for International Journal of Neuro-psychopharmacology and managing editor of the Journal Neuropsychiatrie/ Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie.

Research Interests:

Dr. Fleischhacker’s main research interests relate to schizophrenia and psychopharmacology. They have led to participation in World Health Organization and World Psychiatric Association programs focusing on schizophrenia. He was also a member of the scientific committee of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety and has served as a consultant for the European Medicines Agency.


Chairman of the European Group for Research in Schizophrenia, Fellow of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology; Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Fellow of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is also a member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Austrian Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Austrian Schizophrenia Society, Austrian Association of Biological Psychiatry.


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