Walter Berka

Education:
1962 - 1967 Teacher Training College; 1967 - 1972 University studies in Law, Philosophy and Communications; 1972 Doctor in Law; 1982 Habilitation ("venia legendi") in Constitutional and Administrative Law and Theory of the State.

Officice Phone: +43-662-8044-3000
Fax: +43-662-8044-164
E-Mail: Walter.Berka@sbg.ac.at
Web-site: http://www.sbg.ac.at/ver/people/berka/berka.html

Profile:
born 1948, married, three children. 1972 - 1982 Researcher at the University of Salzburg; 1982 - 1992 Assistant Professor; 1992 - 1994 Head of the Departement on Administrative Law at the University of Linz (Austria); since 1994 at the University of Salzburg.

Selected Publications:
Several books on Human Rights, Media Law and Education Law and Policy, more than other 90 publications on different topics of Constitutional and Administrative Law. Selection with respect to Education Law: Autonomie im Bildungswesen (Autonomy in Education) 2002; ) Reform des Studienrechts. Endbericht der Arbeitsgruppe &Mac179;Deregulierung des Studienrechts„, Wien: Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung 1994 (on the reform of study law in Austria); Die pädagogische Freiheit des Lehrers als Rechtsproblem Juristische Blätter 1978, 571 - 587 (on Pedagocial Freedom); Menschenrechte im Schulunterricht, Europäische Grundrechte-Zeitschrift 1987, nr 15, 388 - 392 (on Human Rights-teaching in schools); Der Studienzugang von Ausländern, in: Strasser (Hrsg), Grundfragen der Universitätsorganisation III. Beiträge zum Universitätsrecht Bd 8 (1988) 77 - 109 (on access to universities for foreign students) ; The Position of Minorities in Education in the European Union. Austrian Report (zusammen mit M. Geistlinger), in: De Groof/Fiers (Eds), The Legal Status of Minorities in Education, Leuven/Amersfoort: Acco 1996, 261 - 271; Development of education law in Austria (Part II: Higher Education), European Journal for Education Law and Policy 1 (1997) 107 - 109; Human rights: A Challenge to Educational Law: a Survey within the System of the European Convention on Human Rights, in: De Groof/Malherbe (Eds), Human Rights in South African Education, Leuven/Amersfoort: Acco 1997, 199 - 212; The Legal Status of Pupils. Austrian Report (zusammen mit M. Geistlinger), in: De Groof/Penneman (eds), The Legal Status of Pupils in Europe, Kluwer Law International 1998, 243-267; ) Studienplanentwicklung an Universitäten, in: Strasser (Hrsg), Untersuchungen zum Organisations- und Studienrecht, Wien: Manz 1999, 1 &Mac246; 25 (on drafting university curricula); Die rechtliche Dimension der Fachhochschul-Autonomie, in: Prisching/Lenz/Hauser (Hrsg), Die Autonomie im Fachhochschulbereich (2000) 27 - 52 (on Autonomy in the non-university sector of higher education);The Legal and Philosophical Meaning of Autonomy in Education, in: Berka/De Groof/Penneman (eds), Autonomy in Education, Kluwer Law International 2000, 3 - 10; Universitätsautonomie, akademische Selbstverwaltung und Universitätsgesetz 2002, zfhr 2002, 78-97 (on the new Austrian University Act 2002).

Current Professional Activities:

  • Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg;
  • Deputy director of the Austrian University Board;
  • Deputy head of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Research Council;
  • Professor for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Salzburg;
  • Director of the MBA Executive Program on Public Management at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg