Gerhard Budin holds a Ph.D in linguistics, a Master's degree in translation studies and is full professor at the University of Vienna.
His research interests and publications cover topics such as cross-cultural knowledge communication and knowledge organization, language engineering, translation technologies, and knowledge engineering, epistemology of eLearning and of collaborative work systems, terminology studies, ontology engineering, translation theory, and philosophy of science.
For the last 20 years he has been active in national, European, and international research projects in the areas mentioned above. He has also been coordinator of major projects funded by the European Commission in the fields of language and knowledge engineering, eLearning, digital cultural heritage systems, EcoInformatics, etc. One of the most relevant current projects is called "Knowledge Experts" (co-funded by the European Social Fund), where a multi-disciplinary research group is developing innovative curricula for key knowledge competences on the basis of digital literacy and collaborative literacy. Another research project initiated by G. Budin is focusing on epistemic processes, knowledge acquisition, and collaborative work in E-Learning environments. Further current projects are: DYNAMONT (Dynamic Ontology Engineering, in the Semantic Systems Programme of the Austrian Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Transport), LIRICS (Linguistic Infrastructure for Interoperable Resource and Systems) in the eContent Programme, EURIDICE (EUropean Recommended materIals for Distance learning Courses for Educator) in the eTen Programme, WIN (Wide Area Network for Risk Management), an Integrated Project in the 6th Framework Programme (in the area "ICT for the Environment"), and many other projects.
Gerhard Budin is Vice-President of the International Institute for Terminology Research.