University of Vienna. Making a difference through education.

Making a difference. Since 1365.

Graduates, who start a career in a wide range of occupational fields and professions after graduating from the University, probably exert the greatest impact of a university. With their knowledge, the University of Vienna’s alumni and alumnae influence future generations and shape our future. Making a difference through education.

About 10,000 students graduate from the University of Vienna every year. The University prepares them for a professional career and encourages critical thinking and self-determined decision-making. Numerous organisations at the University of Vienna strive to ensure a high quality of teaching at the University of Vienna. This includes the Center for Teaching and Learning (in German), which regularly presents the UNIVIE Teaching Award for outstanding teaching. For those who want more: The Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna offers postgraduate programmes that enable participants to acquire interdisciplinary, occupational and additional qualifications.

Focus on teaching

The dossier "Lehre im Fokus" (focus on teaching)(in German) allows readers to look behind the scenes at teaching at the University of Vienna. Students, teachers and other experts talk about and provide an opinion on teaching at the University of Vienna in blog contributions, interviews, videos and podcasts.

Third Mission in teaching

Service learning as a form of education combines social commitment and the students' further acquisition of subject-specific, methodological and social competences. Courses focusing on service learning enable participants to cooperate with partners in practice and to transfer their knowledge to practice. A range of successful service learning projects have already been carried out at the University of Vienna, including the Social Entrepreneurship application seminar and the course "Migration und Diversität im Unterrichtsfach Geographie und Wirtschaftskunde" (migration and diversity in the teaching subject of Geography and Economics)(in German). For a complete list of service learning courses, please click here.

Digital teaching

As a university renowned for its face-to-face teaching, the University of Vienna has mastered the special challenge posed by the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020: The University of Vienna goes digital. The necessity of digital interaction between teachers and students has resulted in innovative solutions in digital teaching.

Well connected graduates

The University of Vienna’s Alumni Association (in German) invites graduates to engage in exchange and stay in contact in networks, allowing them to launch new initiatives and projects for the future of the University and our next generation of graduates. The annual Entrepreneurship Night presents successful entrepreneurs who graduated from the University of Vienna and their businesses – ranging from one-person enterprises and green and digital businesses to growth-oriented companies – and provides an insight into start-up practice. The u:start training programme (in German) offers an extensive range of services regarding self-employment and starting a business to graduates and students.

Next step – starting a career

The uniport careers service (in German) offers an extensive range of services to graduates who start(ed) a career and to students who will soon graduate. UNIPORT actively connects knowledge and competences of members of the University of Vienna with professional life and society. Furthermore, it initiates cooperation with businesses and institutions in all fields and promotes the mutual exchange of knowledge.

Enjoying education

The Vienna Children’s University offers more than 400 lectures and workshops to children. It gives them the opportunity to meet academics and gain a first impression of the University of Vienna and its spheres of action.

 News regarding the topic (mostly in German)

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