Schipper Friedrich is an Austrian archaeologist working as PI in the
H-2020 project SHELTER on cultural heritage and climate change. He is the chairperson of the Competence Centre for Cultural Heritage at the University of Vienna and executive vice president of Blue Shield Austria, the UNESCO-affiliated NGO-network for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and natural disaster, and general secretary of the Austrian Society for the Protection of Cultural Property. He serves as chairman of the task force on Cultural Property Protection at the Security Academy Vienna, an entity of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior coordinating the information and projects on combating illicit trafficking in cultural property.
Schipper is deployed as expert officer for cultural property protection at the Theresian Military Academy of the Austrian Armed Forces as well at the Austrian Peacekeeper Association. Schipper is also professor extra-ordinarius for Biblical Archaeology and Pilgrimage Studies at the Pontifical University College Heiligenkreuz. He deals with archaeology of the Ancient Near East, cultural heritage studies, cultural property protection in the event of armed conflict, illicit trafficking in cultural property, and civil-military as well as civil-police cooperation. He authored more than 300 publications.