Alumnus takes office

The Sommerhochschule alum Michael Linhart took office as the Foreign Minister of Austria on October 11, 2021.


While studying for his doctorate in law, in the summer of 1983 Linhart was a participant in Strobl. It was not long before he embarked on his ambitious career path by joining the diplomatic service in the Foreign Ministry in 1986. Over the past 35 years Linhart held posts in Ethiopia. Syria, Croatia, Greece, and France. Now in Austria, maybe this alum remembers his early intercultural experience in Strobl all those years ago? 

Fotocredit: Dragan Taic (CC BY 2.0)

Portrait Linhart (© Dragan Tatic)

Michael Linhart (© Dragan Tatic)