Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann was born in 1963 in Austria. He studied Business Administration and Economics at the Universities of Linz and Innsbruck and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, in Bologna. Having received his doctoral degree in Public Finance from the University of Innsbruck in 1993, Andreas Altmann embarked on his academic career as a postdoctoral researcher first at the Department of Public Finance and later on at the Department of Strategic Management. There he got involved in designing, creating and building up a new school from scratch, now known as MCI Management Center Innsbruck – The Entrepreneurial School®, under the umbrella of the University of Innsbruck, the Federal State of Tyrol, the City of Innsbruck, the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Labor and the Association of Industrialists. He was appointed as its first director in 1995 and has since then with expanded MCI into an internationally acknowledged autonomous university institution with currently 3,400 students, 1,000 faculty and staff, 250 partner universities, thousands of successful alumni around the globe, several spin-offs and numerous academic awards and distinctions. Andreas Altmann’s expertise is valued in a variety of boards, councils and bodies both in the academic and the business sector and has formed the ground for the conferral of the Knight’s Cross by the President of the Republic of Austria as well as other distinguished acknowledgements. Andreas Altmann’s research, teaching and speaking activities mainly focus on management, innovation, governance and economics in the higher education sector.