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Medical University of Graz

Rector

Professor Hellmut Samonigg, MD

Personal details

Born on October 8th in 1951 in Spittal/Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Family status: widower, 3 children

Qualifications
1995Specialist for internal medicine (hematological oncology), Medical Faculty of the University of Graz
1992Appointment as university professor, University of Graz
1990Teaching qualification for the subject internal medicine, University of Graz
1986Specialist for internal medicine, University of Graz, Division of Internal Medicine
1980 bis 1986Training as specialist for internal medicine, University of Graz, Division of Internal Medicine
1978 bis 1986Training in the field of psychoanalysis, “Österreichischer Arbeitskreis für Tiefenpsychologie“ (Vienna Working Circle for Depth Psychology)
1979 bis 1980Subspecialty training at the Institute of Pathological University of Graz
1970 bis 1979Study of medicine and award of the academic degree “Doctor of Medicine”, Medical Faculty of the University of Graz
Current position
Rector of the Medical University of Graz since February 15th, 2016
Previous positions
2015 bis 2016Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz
2013 until todayPresident of the „Österreichische Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und Medizinische Onkologie“ (OeGHO)[Austrian Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology]
2013 until today Board member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Graz, Austria
2008 -2016Director of the Medical University of Graz, Head of the Organizational Unit for the Development of MED CAMPUS
2003 -2008Vice-Rector for Strategy and Innovation at the Medical University of Graz
2001 -2003Vice-Dean at the Medical Faculty of the University of Graz
1999 -2016Head of the Palliative Care Unit, Medical University of Graz
1994 -2016Head of the Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz
1985 -1994Head of the workgroup „Oncology“, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Graz
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