FH JOANNEUM is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Austria and intends to further expand this position. To us, “leading” means being associated with excellent quality and innovative strength, and succeeding in an international context. It also means to demonstrate and develop excellent competencies in the field of applied research and development, and to make use of them successfully in national and international projects.
The Division of Research Organisation and Services supports FH JOANNEUM staff and management in these efforts at all levels and performs a variety of tasks in strategic and operational research management and research services.
In terms of research management, the division supports the management in a variety of strategic planning issues, in particular R & D development at the corporate level, oversees operational implementation, and performs various coordinative and controlling activities in the R & D environment, including the quality and performance reporting in R & D. Another important task is external networking with stakeholders from industry and research as well as decision-makers from public administration and politics at home and abroad.
In terms of research service, the division supports and advises the teaching and research staff on project funding opportunities, project and proposal development and helps with coordination and organisational issues. In addition to these topics, the division carries out various cross-organizational special projects, both internally and externally.
Maria A. Friedl
Maria A. Friedl has been employed at the division of Research Organisation and Services since October 2020. She advises and supports institutes of the departments “Building, Energy & Society” and “Engineering” in the development of R&D projects and the acquisition of competitive third-party funding.
Harald Kleinberger-Pierer has been working as a research assistant at the FH Joanneum in Research Organisation and Services since July 2019. He is responsible for supporting R&D activities and counselling for the Department of Health Studies, as well as other activities in health related topics.
Sabrina Ninaus has been employed at FH JOANNEUM since 2011. Previously, she worked in the field of further education and student registration, where she organised the SUMMER BUSINESS SCHOOL and the study qualification course in Kapfenberg. Today, she works in the Research Organisation and Services division, where she oversees the Sustainability Report, as well as events such as "Science in Motion".
Birgit Plantosar has been employed at FH JOANNEUM since 1998. She has worked in several divisions, such as Finance, Controlling and Accounting as well as Personnel and Legal Services, and completed the study of Law at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Today, she is Project Administrator in the Division of Research Organisation and Services, responsible for the formal handling of R & D offers, including the necessary legal assessments.
Petra Renner studied Business Administration at the University of Graz and has been a staff member of FH JOANNEUM since 1998. She is an expert in the field of financial management of EU projects and SAP key user with a focus on EU projects. In addition, she supervises the financial reporting of self-coordinated and partner projects in the degree programme "International Management" within the framework of various international cooperations. Consequently, she is familiar with the pitfalls of project application and accounting processes and supports the staff at FH JOANNEUM in setting up EU projects.
Michaela Strassnig has been employed at FH JOANNEUM since 2018. She graduated in German Studies and English/American Studies at Karl-Franzens University in Graz and has many years of experience in the field of office management and the administrative service sector. At FH JOANNEUM she works for the Research Organisation and Services division and is responsible for all secretarial agendas, particularly for the research document management.
Matthias Werner has been employed as research assistant in the Research Organisation and Services division since July 2019. His main work task is to provide support and advice to the Departments of „Applied Computer Sciences“ and „Media & Design“ in the development of and acquisition of funding for their R&D projects.