Arno Almann has been working at EBS since 1997. In 2000, he was elected Head of the Law and Public Administration Chair and a full professor. Almann has been the Rector of EBS since 2012. Almann graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu in 1974. He defended his doctoral dissertation (Theoretical Foundations and Legal Arrangement of Local Government in Estonia) at Tallinn University of Technology in 1999. He has been awarded a PhD in social sciences. Almann has previously worked in leading positions both in the public and private sector and in research facilities and as an international expert of the European Union, World Bank and UNDP in Central and Eastern European and Central Asian states to consult on reforms in the public sector and local municipalities. He has also contributed to the development of legislation which ensured the restoration of Estonia’s national independence and served as input for the establishment of a legal system for the newly independent state. He is a co-author of the annotated editions of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia. He has supervised numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and several doctoral dissertations. Courses taught by him include Law Encyclopaedia, Public Administration and Management of Public Organisations and their Legal Framework.