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FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH acts as the operating company of FH JOANNEUM in the province of Styria. The purpose of the company is to operate FH degree programmes in accordance with the Federal Act of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHG). The company is a non-profit organisation within the meaning of the Federal Tax Code (BAO).
The company has a share capital of 4 million euros held by:
The shareholders’ agreement of FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH stipulates the following governing bodies:
General Meeting of Shareholders
The organisational concept also includes the heads of the individual degree programmes and the Teaching Board, which was established in 2007.
Company structure and governing bodies
The object of FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH is to establish, maintain and provide University of Applied Sciences (FH) degree programmes within the meaning of the FHG and to provide further training as well as post-secondary and post-tertiary education.
Applicable legal provisions and access:
Accreditation provisions according to the University of Applied Sciences Act (FHG), Act on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HS-QSG), Midwifery Act (HebG), Federal Act Regulating High Level Allied Health Professions (MTD-G), Health Care and Nursing Act (GuKG), including the relevant ordinances, accessible at https://www.ris.bka.gv.at and https://www.aq.ac.at.
The competences and duties of the Director are set out in the rules of procedure. The managing director acts as the joint representatives of the company and are authorised to make legally binding statements. The company’s central planning, administrative, controlling, and IT functions are directly assigned to the Management.
em. o. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Karl P. Pfeiffer, Scientific Managing Director
Mag. Martin Payer, MBA, Financial Managing Director
In May 2002 a Supervisory Board was established, which discharges its duties pursuant to the law on limited liability companies, the stipulations of the shareholders’ agreement, and shareholder resolutions. The Supervisory Board presently consists of the following members.
Mag. Dr. Markus Tomaschitz, MBA
Mag. Friedrich Möstl
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elke Gruber
Klaus Hatzl, MA
Mag. Gernot Pagger
Mag. Daniela Schachner-Blazizek, MPA
Mag. Brigitte Schafarik
Mag. Gerlinde Siml
Mag. Sara Tunner
Brigitte Loder-Fink, MSc
DI Takashi Linzbichler
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Peter Salhofer
FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Kaja Unger
Mag Eva Wetschnig
Heads of Degree Programmes
The Head of Degree Programme is responsible for the educational activities within his or her degree programme - both in terms of scientific and didactic quality and economic effectiveness. The Head of Degree Programme decides on requests submitted by applicants and students. He or she reports directly to the Management and is supported by the central departments of the company in all legal, administrative, and personnel-related issues as well as matters relating to procurement, construction, and financing.
Board of FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences
The Board of FH JOANNEUM, University of Applied Sciences, established pursuant to Sec. 10 (2) of the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (FHG) includes the Head of the Board, his/her Deputy, representatives from the heads of degree programmes, representatives from the teaching and research staff and student representatives.