Bernadette Frech studied International Management at FH Joanneum Graz, Austria and the Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy. Currently she is finalizing her doctoral studies at the Aston Business School in the UK in an interdisciplinary study between education and marketing with an employability focus. At FH Joanneum she is lecturer and project manager at the Department of International Management. She teaches Strategic Management, International Management and Entrepreneurship at postgraduate and undergraduate level. She manages large-scale European and national research projects in the areas of entrepreneurship and employability. Besides, she is visiting researcher at the Aston Business School, UK. She is external expert for the World University Service Austria, developing strategic funding priorities for universities in the Western Balkans and constantly evaluating the progress of programme developments at selected universities in the areas of higher education management and employability.