After meeting Sir Karl Popper in 1993, Andreas Salcher together with Bernhard Görg, founded Austria’s first school for the highly gifted, the “Sir Karl Popper School”. He has served as its honorary Executive Vice-President ever since.
Today the “Sir Karl Popper School” ranks in Europe among the top schools for gifted children. In 2012 it was admitted to the „Global Alliance of Leading-Edge Schools“ (GALES), an organization of 30 schools, among them the renowned Raffles Institution in Singapore. The “Sir Karl Popper School” is a public institution whose admission standards are based exclusively on comprehensive evaluation of talents and a series of selection interviews. Pupils from underprivileged backgrounds receive financial support which enables them to participate in all the school’s trips and activities.