Christian holds a Master´s degree in Business Administration/Environmental System Sciences and a Master´s degree in European Project Management. He is a Graduated Adult Educator, certified by the Austrian Academy of Continuing Education Austria. Currently, he is working on his PhD in social sciences. Being a project coordinator, lecturer (at the Institute of International Management and the Institute for Banking and Insurance) and research associate at the Department of Management at FH JOANNEUM since 2013, he is involved in projects in the field of university-business cooperation, lifelong learning and entrepreneurship. Selected international research projects under his supervision are “KTU – Knowledge Transfer Unit” and “BizMOOC – MOOCs for the world of business”. Before, Christian has been Educational Manager at the University of Graz for 9 years and was working in the music industry for 14 years as well.