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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Parycek, MAS MSc

Head of Department for E-Governance and Administration

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Parycek, MAS MSc

Wing I, 1. Floor, Room 1.304
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Donau-Universität Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
A-3500 Krems

Peter Parycek is Full Professor for E-Governance, Head of the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Danube University Krems and Head of the Competence Centre Public IT at Fraunhofer Fokus Berlin, funded by the Ministry of Interior. In August 2018 he has become a member of the Digital Council to advise the German government on the important matter of digitalisation.


As a lawyer and graduate of the Master's program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal, organizational and technological developments. His research interests focus on the effects of technology on state, society and economy as well as the necessary changes in strategies, policies and in both legal and organizational systems.


Peter Parycek is Vice President of the IFIP Working Group 8.5, that organizes one of the leading conferences in the field of e-Government and information systems in public administration. Furthermore he is a steering board member of ICEGOV and track chair, program committee member or reviewer in further international conferences. Keynote lectures and panel discussions led him to Universities like Stanford Law School, London School of Economics or  City University of Hong Kong.

Besides his academic  activities Peter Parycek also works at the interface of theory and practice, he held an advisory position at the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA) and was/is board member in several civil society organizations, like Open3 e.V. (, Open Knowledge Foundation Austria e.V. (, German National E-Government Competence Centre (NEGZ), or the German Society for Cybernetics.