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Legal Basis

Name: World University Service – Austrian Committee

Abbreviation: WUS Austria

Founded: 1983

Registered Office: Graz

Number at ZVR (Austrian Register of Associations): 961843202

Legal status: Non-profit association under Austrian law;

Membership: Natural persons, legal entities and organisations can become members of WUS Austria;

Bodies of the association: General assembly, board, advisory council, auditors and arbitration court.



The board of WUS Austria is elected by the general assembly for duration of two years. Whereas the general assembly is in charge of the strategic orientation of the association, the executive board is responsible for managing the activities.

Since 9th May 2011 the board consists of:


Executive Board

Executive Director: Almir Kovacevic

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Finance: Veronika Nitsche

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Projects: Nina Besirevic


Supervisory Board

Director of the Supervisory Board: Wolfgang Benedek

Members of the Supervisory Board: Heidi Bassin, Amira Derado, Manfred Nowak