The conference of the institute directors (IDK) advises on common concerns of the OeAW institutes and assists the Academy with its planning.

The IDK comprises the Directors of the OeAW institutes and the scientific managing directors of the independent units (GmbHs). The board of the IDK consists of the Chairperson, his or her deputy plus two further board members.

Present Board of the IDK


Barbara Horejs, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology

Vice Chairperson:

Jürgen Eckert, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science

Board members:

Anita Ender, CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine
Birgit Kellner, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia


For further information on the IDK see the By-laws of the OeAW.