Karl Wöber is Full Professor and Founding Rector of Modul University Vienna. He is also the chairman of the Austrian Private University Conference since 2012 and elected member of the Board of the European Union of Private Higher Education since 2018. He acquired his PhD from the Vienna University of Economics and Business where he became Associate Professor in 2000.
Karl Wöber is one of four Austrian members and currently the elected President of the International Academy for the study of Tourism, the worldwide leading network of Tourism Professors. For more than 20 years he is a Technical Advisor of the two leading professional tourism networks in Europe: City Destinations Alliance and the European Travel Commission. Since 2017 he is the elected chairman of the Expert committee of the World Tourism Cities Federation. He is also a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the Vienna Tourism Board.
In 2010, Karl Wöber received the Johann Strauss Gold Medal by the city of Vienna for his outstanding contributions for the development of city tourism, and tourism in Vienna in particular.