Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gerald Bast


Dr. Gerald Bast
born 1955

  • Studied legal sciences and economic sciences at the University of Linz
  • PhD in legal sciences at the University of Linz
  • Court and Public Prosecutor’s Office work (1979-80)
  • Officer of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (1981-1999)
  • Lecturer and Examiner at the Federal Academy of Administration (university law, constitutional law, administrative law, public service law, university reform, decentralization / deregulation - until 1999)
  • Head of the Department for Organizational Law and Questions of Principal on the Reform of Universities and Art Universities, in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (1991-1999)
  • Consultant at the Ludwig Boltzmann Society for Scientific Research (1992-1999)
  • Legal trade qualification to act as a consultant for scientific and educational institutions
  • Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (since 2000)
  • Vice President of the Austrian National University Federation
  • Spokesperson for the Rectors of the Austrian Art Universities
  • Member of the Presidium of Universities Austria
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik" (Journal for University Law, University Management and University Policy)
  • Vice-President of the Austrian Rectors' Conference
  • Vice President of the European League of Institutes of the Arts - ELIA
  • Institutional Evaluation Programme of EUA –European University Association: Member of the Pool of Experts (2012 – present)
  • University of Public Administration and Political Science, Bucharest, Romania: Member of the EU-funded institutional evaluation team, organized by the EUA - European University Association (2012 – 2013)
  • Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany: Head of the committee for institutional evaluation and development, organized by regional government (2013)
  • Forum Alpbach, Member of the advisory board (2013 - present)
  • European Union, Brussels: Member of the Roundtable on "Scientific Support for Jobs, Growth & Solidarity, Cultural and Creative Industries", organized by the European Commission (2013)
  • Editor-in-chief, book series "Arts, Research, Innovation and Society" at Springer International Publisher (2014 - present)
  • European Academy of Sciences and Arts, member (2015 - present)
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