Michael Häupl


Mayor and Governor of Vienna, Austria

Michael Häupl was born in 1949 in Altlengbach, Lower Austria. He is married and has two children.

Education and scientific career:

  • Bundesrealgymnasium (grammar school) at Krems an der Donau
  • Academic studies of Biology at University of Vienna (PhD)
  • Research scientist at the Vienna Natural History Museum from 1975-1983

Political career:

  • 1988 – 1994: Executive City Councillor of the City of Vienna for Environment, Recreation and Sports
  • 1993 – present: Chairman of the Vienna organisation of the SPÖ (Social Democratic Party of Austria)
  • 7 November 1994 – present: Mayor and Governor of Vienna
  • 1995 – present: President of the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns
  • 1997 – 2004: Vice-president of CEMR (Council of European Municipalities and Regions)
  • 2004 – 2010: President of CEMR