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Austrian funding chief welcomes new research minister

Image: Andy Wenzel, BKA

Austria’s new research and education minister Iris Rauskala has all the necessary expertise for the job, which bodes well for the country’s academic efforts, according to the president of the Austrian Science Fund.

Rauskala, who trained as an economist, was appointed on 3 June to the cabinet of interim chancellor Brigitte Bierlein. The Austrian government was brought down by a vote of no confidence in late May, following a corruption scandal involving the far-right Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ, the minority party in the right-wing coalition.

Austrian Science Fund president Klement Tockner said in a statement that Rauskala was a former head of section in the ministry of education and science and that she knew the Austrian Science Fund well because she had been deputy chair of its supervisory board since 2015.

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