Anna-Katharina Rothwangl, the Deputy Ombudsman at the Austrian Student Ombudsman Office at the Austrian Ministry of Higher Education, has been appointed as the provisional head of this office by the Austrian Federal Minister of Higher Education Martin Polaschek. Rothwangl succeeds Josef Leidenfrost, who retired on April 1, 2022 after 21 years of serving the students and institutions as National Student Ombudsman.
Rothwangl has worked in the Austrian Student Ombudsman Office since 2016. Before that, she was an attorney with the Higher Regional Court of Vienna. She graduated from Vienna University Law School. Rothwangl has also been a regular presenter at recent ENOHE conferences.