Our scientific team is interdisciplinary and comprises the fields of sociology, psychology, political science, and socioeconomics. The management assistants support the team.

Portrait Karin Steiner
Mag.a Karin Steiner managing director and chair of the board Education: sociology degree from University of Vienna and UCSD, San Diego, WBA-Diploma Work Focus: ABIF academy, labor market and qualification research, trends in educational and vocational guidance Hobbies: hiking, gardening [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Andrea Egger
Mag.a Andrea Egger managing director and finance officer Education: psychology degree from University of Vienna, Systemic Coach, Certified Work-Psychologist (BÖP) Work Focus: working environment, labor market policy interventions, health promotion, inclusion and vocational training, program and project evaluation Hobbies: cycling [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Michael Flotzinger
Michael Flotzinger, BA sociologist, scientific project associate Education: sociology degree from University of Vienna and Humboldt University Berlin Work Focus: method handbooks, professional publications, EU projects Hobbies: film, literature [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Claudia Liebeswar
Mag.a Claudia Liebeswar, MA political scientist and psychologist, scientific project associate Education: master's degree in psychology and bachelor's and master's degree in political sciences at University of Vienna, individual studies in natural sciences and humanities Work Focus: labor market and educational research, quantitative methods, multivariate evaluations Hobbies: backpacking, perpetual studying, voluntary work [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Wolfgang Mayer
Wolfgang Mayer, MA social scientist, scientific project associate Education: bachelor's and master's degree in sociology at University of Graz Work Focus: social-ecological transformation, political sociology, environmental sociology Hobbies: playing the piano [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Gabriele Schmied
Mag.a Gabriele Schmied sociologist, scientific project associate Education: sociology degree from University of Vienna, writing scientific texts in English B2 Work Focus: health- und aging research, social inequality and social systems, needs and acceptance surveys of FH courses Hobbies: literature, painting [javascript protected email address]
Portrait Leandra Priesnitz
Leandra Priesnitz office management Education: Matura der Handelsakademie, laufende Ausbildung im Bereich „Eventmanagement“ Work Focus: assistent to the management, event management for ABIF academy Hobbies: playing the guitar [javascript protected email address]