Managing Director, Lawmrohrauer@ifz-salzburg.at
Michaela Rohrauer has been the managing director of the ifz since July 2011. To her, the Center is an extraordinary institution because it allows for research that approaches “the questions of our time” and “the needs of people.” Thus, the work conducted by the researchers is always aimed at working towards a better society. “My goal is to continue to create that connection between research and praxis.”
A trained lawyer, she has worked in the fields of nature conservation and environmental protection for several years before joining the ifz. In this field – which connects law, politics, economics, and nature – she was confronted with and became aware of many of the pressing questions of our society today. Personally, she considers questions about a satisfactory life and a humane society as particularly significant.