Univ.-Prof. DDr. Andrea Olschewski - Vizerektorin für Medizin JKU Linz


Vice-Rector for Medicine

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Additional Information.


In accordance with procedural rules and regulations, the area of operations for the Vice Rector for Medicine includes:

Develop the Medical Faculty in cooperation with responsible members at the Rectorate, in particular:

  • Manage professorship appointments
  • Create a research strategy and research infrastructure at the Faculty of Medicine
  • Develop a teaching concept and implement the curriculum in human medicine
  • Take part in planning and reviewing additional clinical work (KMA)
  • Support junior researchers in the medical field

In accordance with procedural rules and regulations, the following will be implemented together with the Vice-Rector for Medicine:

  • Plan and review additional clinical work together with the Vice Rector for Finance
  • Develop a teaching concept and implement the curriculum together with the Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs
  • Together with the Vice-Rector of Research, support the JKU's research strategy and provides support services for junior researchers


About DDr. Andrea Olschewski

Academic / Professional Career

1986-1992 Medical studies at the University of Debrecen (, Hungary and at the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) Gießen, Germany
1993-1999 Specialist medical training at the University Clinic of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy JLU Gießen, Germany
1999 Doctorate degree at the Institute for Physiology at JLU Gießen 
1999 Specialist for Anaesthesiology, JLU Gießen
2001 Post-doctorate degree in Anaesthesiology, JLU Gießen
2000-2002 Research grant awarded by the German Research Society (DFG) to Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), Dept. of Physiology & Dept. of Cardiology
2005 Specialist in Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment, JLU Gießen
2005 Appointment as University Professor for Anaesthesiology with a focus on Experimental Anaesthesiology at the Medical University of Graz (MUG), Graz, Austria




Deputy Director of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Pain Management in Academic Affairs at JLU Gießen, Germany

2007-2012 Dean of Doctorate Studies at MUG, Graz (Aufbau des internationalen PhD Doktoratsstudiums und Durchführung der internationalen Akkreditierung)
2009 MUG Research Funding Commission Graz, Chair
2010-2017 Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz
2016-2017 Head of the Institute for Physiology at MUG
Since 2012 Deputy Chair of the Academic Council at the "Behring Röntgen Stiftung", Marburg, Germany
Since 2016 MUG Senate Member
Since 2006 Ongoing Member and head of numerous appointment and post-doctorate commissions at MUG
Since August 2017 Vice-Rector for Medicine at the Johannes Kepler University

Research and Professional Focus 

  • Ion channels in the lungs and their role in remodeling with focus on vessels
  • Currently over 100 publications in international SCI-listed journals



1999  Fresenius Foundatuion Award presented by the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine
2001 Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Prize of the 73rd Session of American Heart Association
2002 Award presented by the Justus Liebig University of Giessen 2002 for the best Post-Doctorate Dissertation
2006 Research Award presented by the Austrian Society of Pneumology
2007 Galenus von Pergamon Prize
2009 Manfred Specker Medal, award presented by the German Society for Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care Medicine for outstanding services for junior researchers


Memberships in Academic and Scientific Societies

  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Physiological Society (APS)
  • The Royal Society (Physiological Society UK)
  • German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)
  • German Physiological Society (DPG)
  • Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖGP)
  • Austrian Physiological Society (ÖPG)
  • Austrian Society for Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine (ÖGARI)