Dr. Heinz Brandl is an honorary doctor of the University of Pécs since 14 March 2013.
Professor Heinz Brandl was born on 29.06.1940 in Znojmo, Lower Austria (now Czech Republic). He graduated 1963 in Civil Engineering with a M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University in Vienna, from where he also obtained the degree of Dr.techn. in Geotechnical Engineering with honours (summa cum laude) in 1966. From 1963 to 1966 he was Assistant at the Institute for Ground Engineering and Soil Mechanics at the Vienna Technical University, then Assistant Professor and Head of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory. In 1971 he was appointed Associate Professor but left the University to pursue comprehensive practice and applied research as a freelance consulting engineer on various construction sites in Austria and abroad.