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Students from over 80 countries & staff from over 40 countries worldwide lend our campus its distinctive, vibrant atmosphere.

Internationalisation & mobility

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt promotes a programme of internationalisation at all levels. This programme of internationalisation is demonstrated in particular by the exchange programmes offered to our students, lecturers and other university staff; funding for young scientists; our hiring policy; research publications, projects and partnerships; and joint programmes run with partner universities.

The university’s internationalisation and partnership strategy has the following aims: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt wants to increase diversity in the province of Carinthia. Hosting students from over 80 countries and staff from over 40 countries, AAU is already an international campus for the region.

Internationalisation also makes staff and students more competitive. Internationalisation and partnerships are the traditional catalysts for good publications and third-party projects. The aim is also to increase the mobility of both incoming and outgoing students and staff at AAU.

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Cristina Beretta M.A.

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Cristina Beretta M.A.

Vice-rector Teaching and International

"Internationalisation has been an essential trait of universities since their very foundation. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt’s geographic location means that internationalisation is of particular significance. Based in a city where three different cultures meet, the university is well-placed to deliver research and teaching informed by internationalisation."

Studying overseas

During the previous academic year, 213 students from Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt took advantage of Erasmus+, Joint-Study and general study abroad scholarships to learn new languages and to experience different cultures and life in another country.

International students at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

During the previous academic year, AAU hosted 266 exchange students. Approximately two thirds of students rate their study abroad at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt as “Excellent”. In their study abroad feedback surveys, almost every incoming student said that they would recommend a semester abroad at AAU.


international students

31 %

increase in the number of incoming and outgoing students in the last academic year


partner universities

Selected partner universities

Old pier of Helsinki | Foto: Oleksiy Mark/Fotolia.com

University of Helsinki

(Erasmus+, Social Ecology)

Old town of Perugia, Umbria, Italy | Foto: pavel068/Fotolia.com

Università per stranieri di Perugia

(Erasmus+, Romance Studies)

Brisbane | Foto: maytheevoran/Fotolia.com

Griffith University

(Australia, Joint-Study)

At AAU the world is at your fingertips! AAU offers study and work abroad options to its staff and students via exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ and Joint-Study, work placements and summer schools.

Support & advice

The AAU International Office is available to answer any questions you might have about internationalisation & mobility. Staff are able to offer advice to incoming and outgoing students at AAU, regardless of whether they are part of a mobility programme or not.

The International Office also looks after all incoming and outgoing researchers and other university staff.


International Office

Location: Stiftungsgebäude building, 1st floor
E-mail: internationales [at] aau.at

Office hours:
Monday–Wednesday: 09:00–11:00
Friday: 09:00–11:00
and by appointment


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Further information

Work & research overseas

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Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt has many options for researchers and other university staff who would like to work and conduct research overseas.

Interested in programmes and courses aimed at international students?

Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference

The Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference (AARC) is a union of 36 universities from the Alps/Adriatic area and has included the Western Balkans since 2011. Further information.

Carinthian International Club (CIC)

The CIC helps overseas staff and their families to find their feet while working in Carinthia. Information, support and advice are offered through regular events on a variety of different topics. Further information