1967 Born in Graz, Austria
1991 Graduation from the Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria) in History and Social Sciences, German Philology and Sociology (Mag. phil.)
1988 - 1989 Study assistant at the Institute of Sociology, Karl-Franzens University Graz
1991 - 1992 Research project, financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)
1992 - 2000 Austrian Ministry of Education and Science
2000 - 2012 Managing Director of the Austrian Accreditation Council
2012 - present Secretary General of Universities Austria
Professional associations and international activities
Member of the University Council of Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Germany (since 2015)
Chair of the EUA Secretaries General Meetings (2017)
Member of the foundation Board of EVALAG Evaluierungsagentur Baden-Württemberg (2014 - 2020)
Member of quality assurance and accreditation boards in Italy (Università degli Studi die Roma La Sapienza bis 2009 - 2013), Spain (Agencia de Calidad y prospectiva universitaria de Aragón 2007 - 2011, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya 2011 - 2013) and Kosovo (from 2009 until 2012)
Member of the Board of the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA) and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) (until 2012)
Working as quality assurance expert on accreditation panels and as consulting expert in capacity building projects in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Syria, Albania and Armenia.
Author of numerous articles and conference papers with focus to the field of qualiy assurance.