The primary task of the Academy Council is to monitor the management of the OeAW. The Academy Council has discretionary competence, therefore all major decisions of the Presiding Committee need its approval.

The Academy Council consists of 16 delegates who are elected by the General Assembly and of whom 4 are not members of the Academy. Additionally, within the Academy Council there is an audit committee whose tasks include monitoring the accounts and the efficacy of the internal control system.  

 Members of the Academy Council

NameFunction in the Academy CouncilDeputy
Andrea BartaFull member of the Division of Mathematics
and the Natural Sciences of the OeAW
Herbert Mang
Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
Maria Sibilia
Georg Brasseur (1st vice chair)
Helmut Denk
Veronika Sexl
Uwe Sleytr
Melanie Malzahn (chair)Full member of the Division of Humanities
and the Social Sciences of the OeAW
Johannes Koder
Danuta Shanzer
Ewald Wiederin
Bernhard Palme
Stefan Newerkla 
Verena Winiwarter
Josef Zechner
Susanne Weigelin-SchwiedrzikCorresponding Member of the OeAW in AustriaClaus Lamm
Alice Vadrot (2nd vice chair)Member of the Young Academy of the OeAWSimone Gingrich
Aslan MillaExternal financial expertReinhard Schwarz
Gottfried Schellmann
Ralph EichlerExternal expertWolfgang Ertmer
Helga Weisz 


Permanent audit committee:

Aslan Milla (vice chair)

Gottfried Schellmann (chair)

Uwe Sleytr

Josef Zechner