The ReCCE Management Board

Together with the Scientific Directorate, our Managing Director is responsible for the strategic orientation and structural set-up ReCCE in ways that secure the impact of our research centre in the future. The Managing Director of ReCCE is, in particular, also responsible the professional management and compliance as relevant the centre's activities. The position holder coordinates projects and processes of the centre and is in contact with ReCCE's stakeholder groups, funders and supporters, as well as the international network behind our research centre (ICCE).

Diana holds a master’s degree in business administration and a PhD in educational sciences. She has specialized in higher education and research management with a focus on higher education in international contexts and brings more than 15 years of experience in this field to her current position.

As the Managing Director of our research center, she draws on her experiences with private companies, the NPO sector as well as different universities across Europe. She is an expert in international collaboration in higher education, commercial management, and the handling of research funds. Diana also relies on her background in Open Science and scientific publishing, innovation and quality management, and transfer-oriented networking and PR work in higher education.

Diana has previously held positions as the commercial director of the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development and as a project manager and academic staff in high-impact international projects aiming to bring innovations to educational systems. She has also many years of experience in leading inspiring projects at one of the largest International Offices in Europe (WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) and headed an innovative science support unit at a large Austrian technical university (TU Wien).