The International Office serves as hub of information for students and staff and is responsible for AAU’s international activities in teaching and education. Located on the intersection of three cultures, AAU is well connected both regionally and internationally: AAU is an active member of important international networks such as the Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference or the Central Southeastern European PhD Network (CESEEnet) and participates in several international joint and double degree programmes with partner universities in the Alps-Adriatic Region, Poland and France. AAU currently has around 300 partnership agreements for the exchange of students and staff with over 200 universities in more than 50 countries worldwide, and it is constantly expanding its network of partners.
The team of the International Office advises students who plan to study or to do internships abroad (outgoing students). Furthermore, the International Office supports incoming students from partner universities during their stay at AAU, and the office administrates incoming and outgoing exchange of teaching and administrative staff.
A range of further important tasks are carried out by the International Office such as providing assistance in the application and implementation of EU educational projects (Erasmus+ Key Action 2 and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programmes), managing EU mobility projects such as Erasmus + Key Actions 103 & 107, and coordinating AAU’s international joint and double degree M.A. programmes.
As part of AAU’s integrative and comprehensive strategy for internationalization, the International Office also provides basic information about entry to and residence in Austria to all international students and staff. In addition, it coordinates AAU’s MORE-programme for asylum seekers and recognized refugees.