(Vienna, 14-03-2022) It is with deep sympathy and gratitude for our shared journey that we mourn the death of Dr. Erhard Busek, former Minister of Science and Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (1991-1995), and Chairman of the University Council of the Medical University of Vienna (2008-2018), who passed away on 13th March.
In his many responsible roles for the Republic of Austria, Dr. Erhard Busek also had a decisive influence on the Medical University of Vienna. As a former Vice-Mayor of Vienna (1978-1987), he supervised the construction phase of the Vienna General Hospital and as Minister of Science he was responsible for the first appointments to the new hospital management. As Chairman of the University Council, he shaped crucial years in the complete independent legal status of the Medical University of Vienna. Until recently, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the joint management of the Vienna General Hospital and MedUni Vienna. With the passing of Erhard Busek we have lost an experienced, far-sighted friend, colleague and honorary senator of the university, closely linked with the young generation and the European idea, who we will remember forever.
Rector Markus Müller on behalf of the Medical University of Vienna