Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
Gottfried Bacher is deputy director for EU-Higher Education Programs and head of the Austrian Bologna Contact Point. He has been employed with the Ministry of Science and Research since 1992. He has served on the Bologna Board and is Austrian Representative on the Bologna Follow-up Group.
Apart from the Bologna Process he has been responsible for bilateral education programs with Central and Eastern Europe as well as with EU-education programs. Bacher has been the Austrian delegate on the Education Committee of the European Council as well as on the TEMPUS and SOCRATES COMMITTEEs of the European Commission. Before entering the field of international education Bacher worked as export manager, and as assistant professor at the Department of English at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He still teaches English in evening classes at a University of Applied Sciences (Technikum Wien).
Bacher holds a Master´s degree in translation (English, Spanish) from the University of Vienna. He has completed a university course in export management at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration as well as a training course in EU decision-making processes and institutions at the Federal Administrative Academy. He also spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Kansas, Department of American Studies.
- Higher Education in Austria and the Bologna Process (October 5, 2004)