07.11.2017

Political Scientist, Reinhard Heinisch, Received a Lifetime Achievement Award

Reinhard Heinisch received the 2017 Science Award from the Margaretha Lupac Foundation. The Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, which has been set up at the National Council, has been awarding a Democracy Prize and a Science Prize each year since 2004. The award was presented on Monday evening in Vienna.

Geehrt wurde Professor Reinhard Heinisch für sein wissenschaftliches Lebenswerk. Nach mehr als 20 Jahren akademischer Karriere in den USA kehrte Heinisch im Jahr 2009 als Leiter des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Salzburg wieder nach Österreich zurück.

Dort setzt sich der 54-jährige gebürtige Klagenfurter seither vor allem mit dem Blick auf Österreich aus dem Ausland auseinander. Neben Professor Reinhard Heinisch erhielten noch die Politikwissenschaftlerin Birgit Sauer (Universität Wien) und  der Politikwissenschaftler Klaus Poier (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz) den Wissenschaftspreis.

Foto: Preisträger Professor Reinhard Heinisch und Nationalratspräsidentin Doris Bures

Fotonachweis: Parlamentsdirektion / Johannes Zinner

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