Norbert Koppensteiner is a peace researcher and facilitator, based in Innsbruck/Austria. He is a Senior Lecturer and the program coordinator of the MA Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck.

Norbert Koppensteiner holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Peace Studies, both from the University of Innsbruck, as well as a doctorate in philosophy from the European Graduate School (EGS), Media and Communications Division, in Saas Fee, Switzerland. He has studied in Austria, Spain and Switzerland.

He was born in 1976 and is married to Josefina Echavarría Alvarez. Norbert Koppensteiner speaks German, English, Spanish and some French.