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Legal form: GmbH
Registered office: Graz
Court of registry: Landesgericht für ZRS Graz (Court of Civil Procedure in Graz)
Company registration: FN 125888 f
VAT-No. (UID): ATU 42361001
Landes-Hypothekenbank Steiermark, Radetzkystraße 15 – 17, 8010 Graz, Austria
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:
- Land Steiermark(majority shareholder): € 3.004.000,-
- JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH: € 596.000,-
- Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (SFG): € 400.000,-
The shareholders’ agreement of FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH stipulates the following governing bodies:
- Managing 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.
Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria
Applicable legal provisions and access:
Accreditation provisions according to the University of Applied Sciences Studies Act (FHStG), 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.
- O. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Karl P. Pfeiffer, Scientific Managing Director
- 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.
- Regina Friedrich
- Friedrich Möstl
- -Prof. Mag. Dr. Elke Gruber
- Klaus Hatzl, MA
- Martin Latzka
- Gernot Pagger
- Mag. Eva Ponsold
- Daniela Schachner-Blazizek
- Gerlinde Siml
- 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.
University of Applied Sciences Board
The University of Applied Sciences Board established pursuant to Sec. 10 (2) of the Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act (FHStG) 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.
Head of the Board:
- -Ing. Dr. Uwe Trattnig
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