Johannes Haas


Personal Information

  • Born on May 1st 1958 in Graz, Austria
  • Married to Birgit Mahrle-Haas, three daughters
  • Living in Gleisdorf (25 km east of Graz)

Professional Career

1981                       Master in Chemical Engineering at Graz Technical University
1981 to 1986         Research Assistant at Graz Technical University in the Departments of Biochemistry and Food Technology (1981-1982); Pulp and Paper Engineering (1983-1985); Alternative Energy Systems (1985-1987)
1987 to 1990        Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Energy Research at Joanneum Research, Graz

1991 to 1996        Energy Institute of the Austrian province Vorarlberg. Implementation of training for energy consultants and organization of a network of regional consulting offices. Organization of further education and post graduate programs for architects and engineers. Implementation of a training initiative in cleaner production and energy efficiency in the producing and tourism industry in Vorarlberg

1996 to 2002        Consultant and Lecturer (energy efficiency, alternative energy and cleaner production in industry, tourism and communities)
Partner in a number of European projects
1999 to 2002        Design of the first cooperative education programme for an Austrian university
2002 to 2014        FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Director of the Institute of Applied Production Sciences“
Since 2007          Member of the Board of Governors of WACE (World Association of Cooperative Education)
2008 to 2013       Speaker and Coordinator of the FH JOANNEUM School of Information, Design and Technologies (12 Degree Programmes)
Since 2013          Honorary Professor at the Kostanay Economics and Engineering University in Kazakhstan
Since 2014          Director of the Degree Programme Sustainable Food Management


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