FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Rainer Loidl, Professor, Mag.Dr. rer.soc.oec. (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria), Sociologist. Educational academic background in Sociology of Industry, Economic Sociology, Organization Sociology, Urban Sociology and Rural Studies. 4 years of social-pedagogic work with youth. Director of IQuA - Institut for experimental research on vocational education and labor market (SZF Schulungszentrum Fohnsdorf, 1997-1998), Assistent at the Department of Sociology (1998-2004, JKU Linz), Professorship at the degree program Social Work and Management at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM Graz (2004-present). Company owner and director in social research, evaluation and consulting (1998-, Linz, Graz, Wien). Research and teaching visits (fellowships): Germany (Technical University Berlin, 1996-1997), USA (U.C. Berkeley, 1998), Ireland (Trinity College Dublin, 2003, 2004, 2005), Poland (University Warsaw, 2005, 2006), Bulgaria (Technical University Gabrovo, 2007), Romania (North University Baia Mare, 2008, 2010).Working fields: Labor Market, Working Time Management, Vocational Education and professions. Organization and management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Social economy, social policy, social entrepreneurship. Performance measurement, Quality Management, impact research in social services. Youth, family, elderly, people with handicaps. Domestic Violence. Quality of Life research. Evaluation research, methods in social research.