26 June 2018

Professor Helga Kromp-Kolb

Prof. Helga Kromp-Kolb is the Head of the Institute of Meteorology and of the Center for Global Change and Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), where she has also been a full professor since 1995.

Her expertise in environmental meteorology, air pollution, and climate change has seen her play key advisory roles in government, academia and civil society. These positions include for the Austrian government: A member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports since 2009; and an Advisor to the Experts Panel of the Climate and Energy Fund of the Austrian Government where she worked closely with IIASA Deputy Director General Professor Nakicenovic on the Austrian Panel on Climate Change. In academia, Prof Kromp-Kolb has been a scientific advisor to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research from 2008-2015 and is a founding member of the Alliance of Sustainable Universities in Austria among many other appointments in academia. While for civil society, most notably she has been a scientific advisor to the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Having gained her doctoral degree from the University of Vienna in 1971 along with a Habilitation in Meteorology eleven years later, Prof Kromp-Kolb has gone on to achieve an award-winning career. Awards include being named Austria’s scientist of the year in 2005, winning the WWF Panda Award in 2006, and being awarded the Un Bosco per Kyoto award for her service toward the defense of the environment and the quality of the air in Austria.

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NOTE: The current information about the person might have changed since he/she has been awarded the Distinguished Visiting Fellow award.

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