Overall responsibility for all research and development agendas, including the securing of good academic practice;
Creating the knowledge scoreboard;
Developing and operating a quality management system;
Implementing research evaluations and publishing evaluation results;
Undertaking all transactions relating to research matters, in particular the conclusion of international research cooperations, authorisation and interdictions of research projects, as well as the granting and withdrawal of project authorities, in accordance with sections 26 and 27 of the Universities Act 2002 (with the exception of transactions that are reserved for the head of an OU, in accordance with section 27(1), clauses 1-5 of the Universities Act 2002);
Communicating about the take up of service inventions.
Martina Merz, born in 1961, has been Professor of Science Studies at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) since October 2014. Initially based at the university’s Vienna premises, she relocated to Klagenfurt in October 2019. Having earned her doctorate in Physics, she subsequently turned to Sociology and Science Studies and was able to gain extensive experience in research and research management, with time spent in Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavia, amongst others. Martina Merz maintains a wide spectrum of international relations and has held numerous high-level positions of responsibility in scientific journals, evaluations, third-party funded projects and funding bodies.