Who is Van der Bellen, new Austrian President?

Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria’s presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU’s first far-right head of state. But who is him? Check below his CV:

Political functions

  • Member of Parliament, GREEN Party (1994 – 2012)
  • Member of the Vienna City Council and member of the Vienna City Council since 2012
  • Chairman of the Green Club 1999-2008
  • Federal spokesman for the Greens 1997-2008

Professional background

  • Research Assistant, Institute of Public Finance at the University of Innsbruck 1968-1970
  • Assistant, Institute of Public Finance at the University of Innsbruck 1971-1975
  • Research Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin 1972-1974
  • Associate Professor, University of Innsbruck 1976-1980
  • Academy of Public Federal Administration Vienna 1977-1980
  • Full Professor of Economics, University of Vienna 1980-1999
  • Dean and Deputy Dean, Social and Economic Sciences, University of Vienna 1990-1994
  • Since February 2009, retired

Education

  • Doctoral program in economics at the University of Innsbruck (1970)
  • Economics at the University of Innsbruck (Dipl.-Vw. 1966)
  • Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck (Matura) 1954-1962
  • Elementary School Innsbruck 1950-1954

Source: Austrian Parliament Website