Alpen-Adria-Universität has three sites, of which the Klagenfurt campus is the largest. Almost all of the university’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes are offered at this campus. The Master’s in Social and Human Ecology is offered at the university’s Vienna site, however. AAU offers 18 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 24 Master’s degree programmes, as well as four Doctoral programmes.
We are recognised for our exceptional teaching quality and wide range of degree and continuing education programmes. There are over 11,500 students studying and researching at AAU. Each year, 1300 programmes of study and 400 continuing education programmes are completed.
AAU currently offers around 50 continuing education programmes, making us one of the largest academic institutions to offer continuing education in Austria.
AAU is an international university: around 20% of our students come from overseas, from a total of 86 countries worldwide.
AAU’s Vienna site is located in Schottenfeldgasse, close to the centre of the city. The following AAU departments are based there: Social Ecology, Science Communication and Higher Education Research, Palliative Care and Organisational Ethics and Teaching and Schools Research (Vienna and Klagenfurt).
Key themes for the Department of Science Communication and Higher Education Research include the interplay and boundaries between different cultures and practices in social sciences, humanities and natural sciences, the social significance of colleges and universities as institutions of research and learning, and how scientific knowledge is communicated by the media.
The Department of Palliative Care and Organisational Ethics (IFF) is concerned with the sustainable development of care for the elderly, people with care needs, individuals with chronic illnesses, dementia or serious illnesses, or people who are dying, as well as their families and friends. Its research is focused on the integration of palliative care into regular care and on conceptual questions relating to aspects of care research.
The Department of Social Ecology conducts research into the interactions between society and nature. Here, natural and social scientists from different disciplines work together to explore different aspects of social ecology, such as social metabolism, land use and colonisation, historical sustainability, environmental information and indicator systems and integrated modelling. The department offers a Master’s degree programme in “Social and Human Ecology” and a Doctoral programme.
The Department of Teaching and Schools Development is one of six Austrian Educational Competence Centres (AECC), making it a source of innovation at both a regional and international level. The department’s key target groups and partners include students, teachers and education researchers, academic institutions and governance institutions within the education system.
The AAU Statute sets out internal processes at the university. The development plan and performance agreement set out the university’s strategic aims and three-year implementation plan. The intellectual capital statement, which is published every year, contains relevant figures about the university.