Sylvia Geyer to become new rector of UAS Technikum Wien

Sylvia Geyer

The business IT expert will succeed long-time rector Fritz Schmöllebeck in the fall, and Stefan Sauermann will become vice rector. With Managing Director Gabriele Költringer, there are now two women in the university management.

Sylvia Geyer will become the new rector of UAS Technikum Wien, Stefan Sauermann the new vice rector.  In March, the UAS council thus set the course for the succession of Rector Fritz Schmöllebeck and Vice Rector Christian Kollmitzer, who are completing their last academic year in the rectorate after two formative decades in office.

"It makes me proud to be able to represent UAS Technikum Wien externally and significantly shape it internally as Rector starting in the fall. The complex current situation, including the digitalization push for the entire society, offers particular opportunities for a technical university. The urgent need for skilled workers and the interdisciplinary challenges in today's labor market will accompany us in the coming years. It is up to us to lead the already existing multifaceted technical education programs into the future and to drive sustainable university development," says Sylvia Geyer.

Stefan Sauermann

"I am delighted about the trust of the council and the management and the opportunity to continue my work at the university in this new, formative role. Together with Rector Sylvia Geyer, I will focus on building on the existing strengths of our university and driving forward important developments for the future. In doing so, we want to implement our competencies together with our network partners in the best possible way, for the benefit of the general public, our graduates and for UAS Technikum Wien," says Stefan Sauermann.

As of September 1, 2021, the university management as the highest decision-making body will consist of Rector Sylvia Geyer, Managing Director Gabriele Költringer and Managing Director Florian Eckkrammer.

FH-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Geyer holds a doctorate in business informatics and has been working at UAS Technikum Wien for more than nine years, most recently as Head of Competence Center Digital Business and User Experience and interim Head of Department Computer Science. At the Technikum Wien Academy, she designed and led several master's courses: Digital Business, Project and Process Management, Business Analytics and most recently ERP Consulting. Before joining UAS Technikum Wien , she worked as a research assistant at WU Wien and in project management at ITSV.

Her activities in teaching and research are accordingly related to the field of digitalization, in detail related to processes, relevant business models, implementation in IT projects, digital communication and the general topic of software support in companies. Furthermore, she developed the curriculum and led the team for the development of the Master's program Data Science and brought it to successful accreditation.

FH-Prof. DI Dr. Stefan Sauermann has been working at UAS Technikum Wien for more than 20 years, most recently for more than ten years as head of the Master's degree program Medical Engineering & eHealth. In the research area Secure Services, eHealth & Mobility he contributes to national and international efforts in the field of eHealth and telemonitoring, with a focus on IT interoperability and standards. He is active in the "Medical Informatics" committee of the "Austrian Standards Institute", in IEEE, HL7 and as a founding member of IHE Austria in national and international standardization. Furthermore, he is R&D advisor of the Austrian Society for Telemedicine and eHealth and chairman of the EU working group of the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

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