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University of Applied Sciences Board

The University of Applied Sciences Board is the highest-ranking academic body of the university of applied sciences and is headed by the Rector. It holds responsible for the running and organisation of teaching and examinations.

University of Applied Sciences Board

Members of the University of Applied Sciences Board are, in accordance with §10 (2) of the University of Applied Sciences Law, the Head and his/her Deputy, Heads of the various Degree Programmes, representatives of full-time and part-time lecturers and student representatives. The University of Applied Sciences Board holds at least 4 ordinary meetings per academic year

The statutory meeting, at which the election of the Head of the University of Applied Sciences Board and his/her Deputy took place, was held on 22 July 2016:

 

Head of University of Applied Sciences Board:

  • Rector Kristina Edlinger-Ploder

Deputy-Head of University of Applied Sciences Board:

  • Vice-Rector Günter Zullus

Heads of Degree Programmes:

  • Stefan Grünwald – Information Technologies & Business Informatics
  • Hans Lercher – Innovation Management
  • Karin Madenberger – International Marketing & Sales Management
  • Peter Meiregger – Financial Accounting & Management Accounting
  • Udo Traussnigg – Automation Technology

Representative of the Heads of Degree Programmes:

  • Börge Kummert

 Representatives of the full-time teaching and research personnel:

  • Eva Koban-Röß
  • Helmut Michl
  • Elisabeth Pergler

Representatives of the part-time teaching and research personnel:

  • Markus Enzinger
  • Peter Griehser
  • Wolfgang Koren

Student representatives:

  • Antonia Herunter
  • David Leiner
  • Erich Lirzer
  • Michael Schellnegger

Functions of the University of Applied Sciences Board notably include*:

  • Election of the Head of the Board and his/her Deputy based on three names put forward by the partners; in agreement with the University of Applied Sciences Board the proposal can be reduced to two names;
  • Submission of requests to the partners for the dismissal of the Head of the Board or his/her Deputy or the comment on such an intention on the part of the partners in the event that the Head (or his/her Deputy) brings his/her office into gross disrepute or neglects his/her office or if he/she is no longer in the position to fulfil the duties of his/her position;
  • Change requests concerning accredited degree programmes in agreement with the Partners;
  • Submission for the introduction and discontinuation of degree programmes in agreement with the partners;
  • Presentation of budget proposal to the partners (investments, operating expenditure, personnel expenditure);
  • Presentation of proposals to the partners regarding the appointment and dismissal of teaching and research staff;
  • Coordination of content of teaching sessions and examinations;
  • Evaluation of teaching and examinations, as well as of the teaching timetable and examination regulations;
  • Awarding of academic qualifications and their revocation, recognition of foreign qualifications as well as awarding of academic honors in agreement with the partners which are usual within the University System;
  • Enactment of statutes and rules of procedure in agreement with the partners. In any case, the statutes must contain the following: study and examination regulations, election procedures for the University of Applied Sciences Board, information on the organisation of working committees and their statutes, if required, gender mainstreaming measures, regulations on the promotion of women as well as guidelines for the appropriate usage of university titles and information on the award of academic honours. Rules of procedure have to be published in an appropriate manner.
  • Decisions on appeals against decisions made by the Head of the Degree Programme.

*§ 10 Universities of Applied Sciences Law, Federal Law Gazette. Nr. 340/1993 idgF

Rector

As Head of the University of Applied Sciences Board, functions of the Rector notably include*:

  • As long as there is a full-time staff body, communication to members of the teaching and research personnel regarding the manner and scope of the practice of their teaching duties, insofar as this is essential for the proper maintenance of the running of degree programmes as per the requirements of the timetable;
  • Granting of lectureships based on suggestions or further to hearings of the University of Applied Sciences Board;
  • Representation of the University of Applied Sciences Board externally, as well as the execution of decisions taken by the University of Applied Sciences Board.

*§ 10 Universities of Applied Sciences Law, Federal Law Gazette. Nr. 340/1993 idgF

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