Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Vice-President for Funds


  • Political Theory
  • Conflict Processes
  • Foreign Policy
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Computer and Society
What I Do

Ao.Univ.Prof.i.R. Dr.phil., TU Wien, Univ.Doz. PhD in Political Science and Psychology in 1981, University of Salzburg. Research fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences. Assistant Professor in 1991, Vienna University of Technology, after habilitation in Technology Assessment, Associate Professor in 2001, retired in 2018. University Professor for Internet and Society 2004 – 2010, University of Salzburg. Visiting professorships in Brasil and Spain.

Member, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.; Member, International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, Brussels; Distinguished Researcher, International Center for Philosophy of Information, Xi’an; International Academy of Information Studies.

Expertise in Complexity Thinking, Science of Information, ICTs and Society.


(2023) The Logic of the Third: a paradigm shift to a shared future for humanity. In: World Scientific Series in Information Studies, vol. 14, World Scientific, New Jersey etc., 292

(2013) Emergent Information. A Unified Theory of Information Framework. In: World Scientific Book Series in Information Studies, vol. 3. World Scientific, New Jersey etc., 274. Chinese edition (2020) with China Social Science Press, Beijing