President of ALLEA
Antonio Loprieno is a Professor of Egyptology, Linguistics and Semitology currently teaching the History of Institutions at the University of Basel. In May 2018 he assumed the Presidency of ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities while also becoming President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Loprieno has previously held offices ranging from the Rector of the University of Basel, President of the Conference of University Rectors in Switzerland to the Chairmanship of the Department for Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the Academy of Göttingen and President of the Austrian Science Board. For a number of years, he has also been editor and co-editor of Zeitschrift für Sprache und Ägyptische Altertumskunde (Leipzig) and Lingua Aegyptia - Journal of Egyptian language studies (Hamburg).