University Management at Montanuniversität

The University Management forms the centrepiece of the Montanuniversität. It is made up of various committees that jointly shape the strategic direction and development of the university: the University Council, Rectorate and Senate.
They work together to create an excellent academic environment in which research and teaching can flourish at the highest level.

The legal basis of public universities in Austria is the Universities Act (UG 2002). It contains organisational, study-related and personnel-related regulations, as well as ordinances issued by the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research.
UG 2002 / University Act 2002 (available in German only)

Each university (according to § 19 (1) UG 2002) shall issue the necessary regulations itself by ordinance (statutes) within the framework of the laws and ordinances. The statutes are to be adopted and amended by the Senate on the proposal of the Rectorate by simple majority.
Statutory Documents of Montanuniversität (available only in German)

Further regulatory documents can be found here:
QM Documents (for internal use)


University council

The University Council of Montanuniversität has five members and is a pioneering supervisory body that shapes the strategic direction of the university. Its tasks include the selection and appointment of the Rector, the final audit of the financial statements and the approval of guidelines for the management of the Rectorate.
These diverse responsibilities contribute significantly to the successful further development of the university.


The Senate of Montanuniversität Leoben appointed Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Pierer and em. Univ.-Prof. Mag. DDr. Christiane Spiel.
The Federal Government appointed Mr. Univ.-Prof. iR. DDr. Dr. h.c. Günther Löschnigg and Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Georg Feith, MBA.
These four members elected Univ.-Prof. Mag. DDr. Barbara Sporn as the fifth member of the University Council.
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Pierer was elected as chairperson, and Univ.-Prof. Mag. DDr. Christiane Spiel was elected as deputy chairperson.


The Rectorate of Montanuniversität Leoben is the governing body and design centre for a dynamic future. In its role, it shapes the strategic direction and development of the university, creates innovative concepts, implements changes in the organisation and creates an inspiring learning environment.
Together with the university community, the Rectorate team promotes excellence and sustainable development.
The current term of office of the Rectorate began on 1 October 2023 and lasts until 30 September 2027.

Rector: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Peter Moser
Vice-Rector for Research and Sustainability: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Helmut Antrekowitsch
Vice-Rector for Finance and Infrastructure: Mag. et Dr.rer.soc.oec. Barbara Romauer
Vice-Rector for Marketing and Stakeholder Management: Assoz.Prof. Mag. et Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christina Holweg
Vice-Rector for Teaching and International Affairs: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Thomas Prohaska


Office of the Rectorate
Telephone: +43 3842 402-7001


The Senate of Montanuniversität, consisting of 26 members, brings together professors, academic and non-academic staff and students.
This diverse collegial body plays a key role in shaping our academic guidelines. It issues and updates the statutes in consultation with the Rectorate, approves pioneering development plans and contributes to personnel decisions and the awarding of academic degrees.
The current term of office began on 1 October 2022 and will run until 30 September 2025.

Chairman: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Christian Mitterer
1st Vice-Chairman: Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Tanja Lube
2nd Vice-Chairman: Marina Auer, BSc

Office of the Senate
Doris Winter
Telephone: +43 3842 402-7015