Mag. Elmar Pichl

Born in 1973, Elmar Pichl studied law at the University of Graz (Diploma: Mag. iur). After occupations as assistant at the University of Graz / Institute for Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science and Administration Law (1997-1999) and as Head of Office for World University Service Austria in Tetovo (FYROM) / Prishtina (Kosova), in 2000 he began to work in Vienna in the headquarter of the Austrian People’s Party (last: Political Director). In 2007 he became Chief of Cabinet and served for the Federal Ministers for Science and Research Johannes Hahn, Beatrix Karl and - interimistically - Karlheinz Töchterle. Between 2010 and 2013 he held the position of a Deputy Director General of Section I in the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Private Universities). In August 2013 has been appointed Director General of Section I in the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Private Universities) [since 2014 Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy].

Since 2010 he is Chairman of the Board of the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD GmbH). He is active in boards and committees of others scientific resp. educational institutions and regularly publishes in his fields of competences, i.a. in the ambit of Higher Education Management, Law and Governance.