Gerhard Zecha

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Academic Career

  • Elementary school in Imst and Innsbruck
  • Grammar school in Innsbruck
  • Federal teachers' training college in Innsbruck
  • Headmaster and teacher at the elementary school in Dorf bei Längenfeld, Tyrol
  • Teaching qualification examination for the teaching profession at elemantary schools in Innsbruck
  • Teacher at the secondary school Pradl II in Innsbruck
  • Studies in Pedagogy, Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Salzburg
  • 1968: PhD in Philosophy at the University of Salzburg
  • 1968: Assistant Professor, University of Portland/USA-Salzburg
  • 1975–1976: Alexander-von-Humboldt-scholarship- holder at the University of Konstanz
  • 1977: Habilitation, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg; Habilitation treatise: “Philosophische Grundlagen der pädagogischen Wert- und Zielproblematik”
  • 1980: Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1984–2008: Head of the department “Wissenschaftstheorie der Geistswissenschaften” at the Institute of Philosophy of Science at the Internationales Forschungszentrum für Grundfragen der Wissenschaften Salzburg (an international research centre for fundamental questions of sciences, IFZ)
  • 1984–2003 Chairman of the Philosophical Society in Salzburg
  • 1995: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of St Benedict/St. John's University, USA, Salzburg Programme.
  • 1997: Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 1999–2001 Head of the Department, University of Salzburg
  • Guest lectures and visiting professor at the University of Freiburg, Swiss (1980/81); at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1984, 1993, 1996); at the University of California at Irvine, USA (1987/88); at the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000); at the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa (1993); at the University of Potchefstroom for Christian Higher Education, Potchefstroom, South Africa (1996), at the University of Stellenbosch (2001, 2004); at the University of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (2006), at the Jilin University, Changchun, China (2010).

Research and Teaching Interests


  • Wertphilosophie
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Wissenschaftstheorie der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften
  • Philosophie der Erziehung
  • Philosophiedidaktik
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    More than a hundred participants, who were interested in and supporters of ditact, met yesterday in Unipark Nonntal for the opening of this year's ditact_women's IT summer studies. Two hundred and sixteen participants from all over German-speaking countries have registered for the 46 IT and Digital University Information Technology (IT) Summer University courses, which will run for two weeks at the Unipark Nonntal and are being carried out for the seventeenth time by the University of Salzburg.
    For her dissertation "Die Ortsnamen im Lungau", the doctoral student, Magdalena Schwarz, was awarded the DOC scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Salzburg.
    The Salzburg Armenologist, Jasmine Dum-Tragut, opens the first exhibition on 31 August, 2019, at the Genocide Museum in Yerevan. The exhibition shows the fate of Armenian prisoners of war in the Austrian prison camps during the First World War.
    At the end of the Salzburger Hochschulwochen, outgoing Rector Heinrich Schmidinger pleaded for contemporary humanism in response to a complex and confused world. Anyone who gives in to the longing for simplicity will ring in the hour of ideology.
    Democracy and the rule of law seem to have experienced better times in Europe. The recent developments in many countries point to a dismantling of the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy.
    The Botanical Garden invites you to a free guided tour! Meeting point: entrance to the Botanical Garden. Duration: about two hours. The tours takes place in all weather conditions. Botanical Garden, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34.
    The 7th Salzburg Summer School will take place the 2nd and 3rd of September, 2019. A comprehensive pedagogical summer education program is offered for teachers and student teachers of all types of schools and subjects. Registrations are possible.
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