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FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH
Alte Poststraße 149
A-8020 Graz
T: +43 316 5453 - 0

Company details:
Legal form: GmbH
Registered office: Graz
Court of registry: Landesgericht für ZRS Graz (Court of Civil Procedure in Graz)
Company registration: FN 125888 f
DVR: 0813559
VAT-No. (UID): ATU 42361001

Bank account:
Landes-Hypothekenbank Steiermark, Radetzkystraße 15 - 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
IBAN: AT885600020141232330

T: +43 316 5453 - 8880
F: +43 316 5453 - 8801


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 on Programmes of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHStG). 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:

  • Rector (FH) / Director
  • General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Supervisory Board

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 FHStG and to provide further training as well as post-secondary and post-tertiary education.


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. The Rector acts as the representative of the Teaching Board.

Rector (FH) / Director:

  • o. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Karl P. Pfeiffer, Rector / Managing Director

Supervisory Board

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. Günther Witamwas

Deputy Chairperson:

  • Mag. Friedrich Möstl

Other Members:

  • Mag. Regina Friedrich
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elke Gruber
  • Mag. Martin Latzka
  • Dr. Isabella Poier
  • Prof. Mag. Eva Ponsold
  • Mag. Daniela Schachner-Blazizek
  • Mag. Gerlinde Siml

Staff Representatives:

  • DI Takashi Linzbichler
  • FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Peter Salhofer
  • FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Kaja Unger
  • Mag Eva Wetschnig
  • FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wilhelm Zugaj

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.

Teaching Board

FH JOANNEUM has set up a Teaching Board pursuant to Sec 16 of the Federal Act on Programmes of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHStG), which is responsible for all procedural and organisational matters relating to teaching and examinations. The Teaching Board of FH JOANNEUM consists of the Rector (FH) as head of the Teaching Board, the Vice-Rector (FH) as deputy head of the Teaching Board, 6 heads of degree programmes, 6 representatives of the teaching and research staff and student representatives. The Teaching Board meets in sessions (plenary meetings per academic year) and has also established committees to deal with special issues.

Head of the Teaching Board / Rector (FH):

  • o. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Karl P. Pfeiffer, Rector

Deputy Head of the Teaching Board / Vice-Rector (FH):

  • FH-Prof. DI Werner Fritz


Alte Poststrasse 149
A-8020 Graz
T: +43 316 5453 - 0

FH JOANNEUM Kapfenberg
Werk-VI-Strasse 46
A-8605 Kapfenberg
T: +43 3862 33600 - 8300

FH JOANNEUM Bad Gleichenberg
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Strasse 24
A-8344 Bad Gleichenberg
T: +43 316 5453 - 6700


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