General information

Regular evaluations by international scientific experts are an essential component in the quality assurance of the LBI. The following evaluations have been already successfully performed:

Evaluation of the LBI November 2020

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) invited an independent international team of experts to evaluate the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research on 9 and 10 November 2020. The results of the past period were evaluated and recommendations for future development were made. The evaluation panel meetings were chaired by Professor Lucie Clapp and took place online.

Panel Members

  • Professor Lucie Clapp, Professor of Vascular Physiology, Deputy Director Institute of Cardiovascular, Science, University College London, London, UK
  • Dr George Giannakoulas, Associate Professor in Cardiology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Cardiology Department, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Professor Dr med. Adam Torbicki, Depa rtment of Pulmonary Hypertension, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Otwock, Poland
  • Dr. Christine Petry, Programme Director Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany


The evaluation was very positive for our Institute. We are pleased to present you the four main messages of the evaluation report:

  • The growth of the institute in terms of science as well as in terms of staff development is impressive. Important progress has been made since the last evaluation with regard to publications and patents as well as third party funding.
  • The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research has established itself as an institution with a significant international profile. 
  • The LBI for Lung Vascular Research offers an excellent environment for young researchers.
  • The panel was especially pleased to see that young researchers identify themselves with and want to work in the LBI: They see it as a strong functioning unit with a high research output, good training and career opportunities, and a general environment of openness and mutual respect, where they are allowed to flourish.

Evaluation of the LBI November 2016

After six and a half years the work of the LBI was officially evaluated by an international committee on the 7th and 8th of November 2016. The committee was led by Prof. Lewis Rubin (University of California, San Diego, US) and included Profs Lucy Clapp (University College London, UK) and Jason X.-J. Yuan (University of Arizona, US) all highly recognized researchers and experts in pulmonary hypertension. The evaluation was accompanied by Dr. Christine Petry from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Within the framework of the evaluation the institute’s scientific projects and results were presented by the LBI staff and thoroughly discussed with the evaluating committee.

In its report the evaluation panel highlighted the impressive progress made during the first seven-year funding period and complemented the institute’s great team and very good scientific results.  The panel recommended further funding with enthusiasm.

The Revaluators at a glance:

  • Prof. Lucie Clapp, University College London
  • Prof. Lewis J. Rubin, University of California
  • Prof. Jason X.-J. Yuan, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Christine Petry, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Interim / Mid-term Evaluation: 25th+26th November 2013

The interim / mid-term evaluation of our LBI for Lung Vascular Research (LBI-LVR) took place on 25th and 26th of November 2013. The LBG nominated Prof. Jürgen Behr (Asklepios Fachkliniken München-Gauting, DE), Prof. Nick Morrel (University of Cambridge, UK) and Prof. Lewis Rubin (University of California, San Diego, US) as members of the Evaluation Board. The evaluation was accompanied by Dr. Verena Kremling, Deputy Head of the Evaluation Panel of the German Leibniz Society.

The evaluation panel highlighted in its report in January 2014 that in the first 3.5 years of its existence, our institute has completed a very impressive establishment, started obtaining international visibility and presented excellent results. All in all, the review panel assessed the institute’s performance as excellent with the potential to achieve an outstanding position in the future.

The result of the evaluation was announced by DI Josef Pröll, President the Ludwig Boltzmann Society (LBG) on a press conference in Vienna on 7th of July 2014. Accordingly the contract of the Institute was re-signed in June 2014 for the next three years.