Each university in Austria is to establish an arbitration commission, and its duties are to include the following:
- mediating in disputes between university members;
- dealing with complaints passed on by the Equal Opportunities Team with regard to gender discrimination perpetrated by the university governing bodies.
All university bodies and members are obliged to provide the arbitration commission with information on matters investigated. When fulfilling their duties, the members of the arbitration commission are not bound by any directions, and neither are they responsible for issues investigated by law. Therefore, the arbitration commission does not deal with study matters, habilitations or matters of employment law. The arbitration commission is expected to reach unanimous decisions taken by all parties concerned.
Hofrätin Dr. Elisabeth Lovrek (Court Counsellor of the High Court)
Dr. Herbert Pimmer, Hon. Prof. (Senate President of the High Court of Austria)
Dr. Ulrike Köck (architect)
Dr. Gabriele Vana-Kowarzik (lawyer)
Dr. Ingo Riß (lawyer)