With deepest sorrow we announce that
died suddenly on 17 July 2012.
Hatzinger Reinhold (1953 – 2012)
The news of the totally unexpected death of Reinhold Hatzinger on 17 July shocked us deeply. We lose not only an outstanding WU colleague, but also an accomplished scientist with an international reputation far beyond the WU.
Reinhold Hatzinger joined WU in 1989, and most recently was employed in the Institute for Mathematics and Statistics of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics. He was playing a central role in the setting up of the new WU Competence Centre for Empirical Research Methods. He was active in his 23-year career in collaborating both with many different colleagues at the WU and also internationally with colleagues in the Netherlands, Italy and the UK. With his openness and his interest in the nurturing of research students, he granted great freedom and encouraged them both to be independent and to develop critical thinking and creativity. With his accommodating and friendly manner, he was a great educator for everyone who studied or worked with him. His rejection of formal University hierarchies in his teaching and research was a profound conviction of his, and marked his distinctive approach to supervision.
Reinhold Hatzinger was torn from the midst of his ambitious plans, research and book projects. For those who knew him, he will be remembered not only as a great scientist but also as a gifted jazz pianist.
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