Mag. Thomas Mayr, M.A.

Thomas Mayr is Managing Director of ibw Austria, a research and development institute affiliated to the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Federation of Industry. ibw Austria supports vocational education and training policy making and implementation, notably in the field of apprenticeship training. Further thematic areas in which Thomas Mayr is involved in include the development of qualification frameworks and EU education policy, where he acts as an expert for the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. In Austria he is a member of the steering group of the Austrian National Qualification Framework and of the board of AQ Austria, the agency for quality assurance and accreditation for higher education. At European level he is a member in the European Qualification Framework Advisory Group and of the Advisory Council on Vocational Training (ACVT) and of the training board of UEAPME, the European Association of Craft and SMEs.
Thomas Mayr holds degrees from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and from the College of Europe in Bruges.