Education Board



Christian Fischer
International Centre for the Study of Giftedness ICBF
Universität Münster
Georgskommende 33,
48143 Münster, Germany

Ulrike Kempter
Vereins Stiftung Talente OÖ
ÖZBF Salzburg

Enikő O. Bereczki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Eötvös Loránd University
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Institute of Education
23-27 Kazinczy St, Budapest 1075, Hungary

Anna Maria Roncoroni
Psychologist, Ph.d.President of the Italian Association for Gifted and talented students
Via Maragliano 5/7 – 16121 – Genoa – Italy

Mariska Poelman
Centre for the Study of Giftedness; CBO Talent Development
Radboud Centre of Social Sciences-Radboud University
Toernooiveld 100
6525 CE Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Salomé Müller-Oppliger
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
University of Teacher Education
Institute for Continuing Education and Counselling
Centre for Professions in the School Field, Department of Diversity,
Special needs education and gifted education
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz

Vicotr Muller Oppliger

Victor Müller-Oppliger

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”

Emily Dickinson

We mourn the death of Prof. Victor Müller-Oppliger, who passed away on 14 November , 2020.

Victor had a great impact on European research on giftedness and gifted education throughout his career .

Victor initially started his professional career at the elementary school, furthering his education by studying special education at the Institute of Special Education at the University of Basel and educational psychology at the University of Fribourg. After an educational stay in the USA at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Victor developed an international master’s program on Integrative Gifted Education at the University of Teacher Education Northwestern Switzerland. He has also been active in several national and international networks, including the “International Panel of Experts of Gifted Education” (IPEGE), the “International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence” (IRATDE) in the General Committee and Education Board of the “European Council for High Ability” (ECHA) and as a delegate in the “World Council for Gifted and Talented Children” (WCGTC).

Through his outstanding commitment and his thirst for knowledge, he not only encouraged many gifted children, parents and teachers to follow their path – we are also grateful to Victor for his decades of work and will remember him as a warm-hearted researcher and friend.