Directorate of Studies: Study conference

Study conference

The study conferences are bodies which advise the directors of the study programmes. Student representatives send half of the members and the teaching staff the other half. Students are thus included in securing the quality of teaching and in organising programmes and teaching.  The directors of the various study programmes head the studies conferences. They are part of the conferences as permanent supervisors without voting rights.


Among the responsibilities of the study conferences are the following:

  • advice on the appointment of the vice directors of the study programmes,
  • advice on planned minor changes in the curricula,
  • recommendations and advice on planning for teaching needs,
  • recommendations and advice on suggestions made by the directors of the study, programmes to the deans in regard to the formation and orientation of the teaching programme,
  • advice on matters of study organisation,
  • suggestions to the directors of the study programmes on improving study requirements.


The directors of the respective study programmes will determine the size of the study conferences, based on the suggestion of the faculty conference.  The study conferences can be made up of 8, 12, 16, or 20 members. Students delegate their representatives according to the HSG 1998 (Higher Education Law of 1998). Faculty members from the respective governing bodies choose their representatives.

Bachelor & Master (SPL 4)

Universiy professors and scientific faculty
Stundent representatives
  • Simon Eder
  • Franziska Fuchs
  • Joseph Simon Steimmer
  • Ann Sophie Stern
  • Ivana Stjepcevic
  • Teodora Taseva
  • Julian Wahlmüller
  • Lena Weyer

PhD & Doctoral programme (SPL 39)

Faculty representatives
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Fabian Ehmke (
  • Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Daniela Hohenwarter-Mayr, LL.M. (
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gyöngyi Loranth (
  • Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Paul Pichler, Privatdoz. (
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer (
  • Ass.-Prof. Mag. Lukas Steinberger, Bakk. BA PhD (
Student representatives
  • Aaron Bodisz (Finance)
  • Ashim Dubey (Economics)
  • Steffen Elting (Business Analytics, Logistics and OR)
  • Kathrin Heiss(Management)
  • Janka Oona Möller (Statistics and OR)
  • Stefan Smutny (Economics)