Gerald Bast

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Dr. Gerald Bast, 58, studied law and economics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, worked between 1980 and 1999 at the Austrian Federal ministry for Higher Education and Research, responsible for university law and university reforms, since 2000 Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and recently was re-elected as Rector until 2015. As an author and editor, he has published on various subjects of university law and university management, cultural policy and the arts. He is Vice-President of the Austrian Rectors’ Conference, spokesman for the Austrian Rectors of Universities of the Arts, Representative Board member of the European League of Institutes of the Arts, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of "Journal for university law, university management and higher education policy" and member of the pool of experts for the Institutional Evaluation Program of the European University Association.

Beulingstraat 8
1017 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)20 330 1116
F: +31 (0)20 626 7751

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