Not every business school graduate makes an effective NPO manager

“Non-profit organisations are confronted with the heterogeneous, often contradictory interests, needs, expectations of success and goals of their diverse stakeholders”, according to Anna Oppelmayer, who recently completed her doctoral thesis at the Department of Public, Non-profit and Health Management. NPOs face a multitude of interest groups – from donors to civil servants, from taxpayers to volunteers. Dealing with them requires a professional strategy. 

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Guest lecture series “The European Union in times of crisis”

The Institute of Public Management invites to a guest lecture series featuring the theme “The European Union in times of crisis” taking place on

Saturday, October 29th 2022

The guest lecture series is an integral part of the lecture “The European Union – history, functioning & current challenges” facilitated by Rene Reiterer, auditor at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg. The aim of this format is to provide students and interested external participants with first-hand insights into the functioning of the European Union and to cast a critical eye on the EU’s response measures to current health and safety crises.


Opening address by

Paolo Rondo-Brovetto, head of the departement for Public Management and Rene Reiterer


With contributions by

Peter Kaiser, Governor of the State of Carinthia

Valentin Wegerth, Head of the Unit for EU Budget and International Budget Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance

Helga Berger, Austrian Member, European Court of Auditors

Sabine Piska-Schmidt, Head of the Unit for EU Jobs and Crossmentoring, Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport


See programme for details.

New Pre-doc scientist at the Public Management institute

Tanja Lesnik joined our team in July this year. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, she successfully completed her Master’s degree in Applied Business Administration at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt. One of the main focuses of her master’s studies was Public Management. In Parallel to her studies, she worked as an intensive care nurse at Klinikum Klagenfurt. The main emphasis of her research is the field of healthcare management. This includes managing Healthcare facilities and Healthcare Professionals. Furthermore, she is interested in the research field of health economics. Our department welcomes her as our new predoc scientist.

Gender Budgeting

What does it take to make the public budget gender-responsive? A new project on gender budgeting funded by the Anniversary Fund of the OeNB aims to explore this.

The budget of a public administration (i. e. federal government, federal state government, local government) shows how it is financed, what tasks it fulfils and what financial resources are necessary to realise them. The decisions regarding the generation and use of public money have different effects on different population groups, such as women and men. Gender budgeting attempts to show these effects and to take them into account in budget decisions. Since 2009, the federal constitution requires all governmental levels (central, states ‘Laender’, and local) to pursue equality of women and men in their budgeting systems. This gained attention worldwide, but what have the ‘Laender’ and local governments been doing since then to achieve this goal? And what effects do the various interventions have? Birgit Moser-Plautz, post-doctoral assistant at the Department of Public, Nonprofit & Health Care Management, investigates this question in a project funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank.

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