Background



Formal education
2007
DPh (Doctor of Philosophy), University of Klagenfurt

Thesis: Virtualisation of Universities. Digital Media and the Organisation of Higher Education Institutions.
1999
MSocEcSc (Master of Social and Economic Sciences), University of Vienna

Thesis: Das 'zirkuläre Fragen' als Forschungsmethode zur Luhmannschen Systemtheorie.
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2002-2007
University of Klagenfurt

(doctoral program in philosophy, focusing on the organizational development of public institutions)
2002
UC Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education

(‘Higher Education in the Digital Age’ grant programme for visiting scholars)
2001
University of Twente, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies

(1st CHEPS Summerschool on Higher Education Research)
1991-1999
University of Vienna

(sociology, theory of science)
1995
University of Bielefeld

(sociology, theory of science)
1991-1994
University of Klagenfurt

(group dynamics)
1983-1985
University of Vienna

(journalism and communication sciences)


1983
Sacré Coeur Pressbaum

secondary school leaving certificate [Matura]

Memberships in professional bodies
  • CHER - Consortium of Higher Education Researchers
  • EDEN - European Distance Education Network
  • GMW - Society for New Media in Science

Responsibilities and positions at Danube University Krems (DUK)
2011-ongoing
Researcher at the Department for Migration and Globalisation
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http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/migrationglobalisierung/index.php
2009-2011
Researcher at the Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Management (WBBM)

http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/department/wbbm/index.php
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Responsibilities and positions at University of Klagenfurt
2007-ongoing
Member of the curricula commission for interdisciplinary studies at the IFF (Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies)
2007-ongoing
Delegate of the IFF at the FNM-A (Forum New Media - Austria)
2005-ongoing
Head of the OpenCourseWare Klagenfurt initiative
2004-ongoing
Member of the eLearning steering at University of Klagenfurt
1996-ongoing
Researcher at IFF Higher Education Research,
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the first and strongest research group for higher education policy and management in Austria
http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/wiho/
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Responsibilities and positions at University of Vienna
2008-2009
Expert for higher education policy at the Special Unit for Quality Assurance

http://www.qs.univie.ac.at/
2007-2009
Expert for higher education policy at the Center for Teaching and Learning
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http://ctl.univie.ac.at/
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Other professional experiences
1990-1996
Graphic designer

Freelancer, self employed
1989-1990
Graphic designer

Dr. Puttner & BSB (advertising agency)
1986-1989
Graphic designer and team leader
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Metro Zeitschriften Verlag (magazine publisher)
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