Thomas Estermann

Thomas Estermann is Head of the Unit Governance, Autonomy and Funding with responsibilities for EUA’s work aimed at strengthening universities autonomy, governance, management and their financial sustainability.

Before joining the EUA in July 2007, Thomas Estermann was Deputy Head of Strategic Development and Deputy Head of Administration at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, a member of the universities senate and involved in the last two reforms in higher education in Austria. Before entering the University in 1997, he pursued a career as a lawyer.

Thomas Estermann was previously member of the Executive Committee of HUMANE (Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe) and founding chairman of WSAN, a network of senior university managers in Europe. He is also a member of the editorial board of the UK-based journal “Perspectives” which focuses on policy and practice in Higher Education.