René is based in St. Florian bei Linz and works as a university professor at the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Management at the JKU Linz. He is therefore also involved in research and teaching with associations and other non-profit organisations. Practical contacts, knowledge transfer and active cooperation are of great importance to him. For this reason, he has been personally involved in a number of NPOs (in a wide variety of roles) since his time as a student. His other passions include history and stories.