In 2009, the ifz was once again reorganized.

The New ifz ­– Reorganization in 2009

By January 2009, the ifz was fundamentally reorganized. Some of the previous institutes continued to exist as independent institutions. Univ. Prof. Clemens Sedmak was appointed the ifz’s new president by Archbishop Alois Kothgasser. Under Sedmak’s management, the ifz developed its new focus on the field of applied social ethics.

Interdisciplinary research requires a broad network: the steering committee of the ifz reflects the diversity of the university. It consists of Prof. Clemens Sedmak (Faculty of Catholic Theology), Dr. Nora Bachofner (Medicine), Prof. Andreas Koch (Natural Sciences), Prof. Otto Neumair (Humanities), and Prof. Michaela Strasser (Law).