Welcome Keynote, Wednesday, August 30th
Ada Pellert is an Austrian economist and the Rector of the Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany’s State Distance-Learning University. She is also the Vice-President of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities and the Chair of the Cooperation Platform Digital University in North Rhine-Westphalia. Previously, she worked as a professor in organizational development and education management and held multiple leadership positions at Danube University Krems, University of Klagenfurt and University of Graz, Austria, and the Carl Benz Academy in China. Professor Pellert has a strong interest in education and university management, personnel and organizational development, as well as international higher education, continuing education, and gender and diversity management. She obtained her doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business and her habilitation at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. You can learn more about her background here.