Staff Training Days at the University of Vienna

After a long break due to Covid, we are looking forward to organising Staff Training Days again from 19 to 20 June 2023. Application is open for staff members of partner universities of the University of Vienna. We look forward to your participation!

Aside from presentations, plenary sessions, job shadowing and discussions, the staff week will include social activities such as a university tour and a visit to a typical Austrian wine tavern "Heuriger".

 Participating service units and thematic focus


  • Corporate Communications
    • Internal communication
    • International visibility (focus: media relations and digital communication) 
  • International Office - International Cooperation

    Strategic Partnerships/Key Partners/Profile Partnerships - Development/Evolution

    • Definition and objectives of Strategic Partnerships/Key Partners/Profile Partnerships etc.
    • Selection of partners and establishment of new partnerships 
    • Promotion instruments in the evolution of partnerships 
    • Measuring the success of partnerships (--> outcomes, outputs, evaluation steps) 
    • Challenges in anchoring partnerships (acceptance) within one's own university
    • Dealing with intercultural differences, i.e. are the respective strategies efficient and effective (possibly with external support/trainers), or dealing with divergent administrative processes (corporate cultures) of the partners?
  • International Office - Student Mobility
    • Good practices in implementing Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs)
    • Good practices in inclusion topics (outgoing and incoming mobility)
    • Good practices in welcome back activities for outgoing students 
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research Services and Career Development
    • Doctoral Education and Career Development
    • Funding and Knowledge Valorisation
  • Teaching Affairs and Student Services
    • Good practices in Student transition into higher education 
    • Good practices in Academic Assessment, Academic Writing, Student Research, Peer Learning and Academic Analytics
    • Good practices in Educational Development (Didactics)
    • Good practices: Administrative Online Services for students and lecturers ( along the Student Life Cycle
  • Vienna University Library and Archive Services
    • Overview of the services 
    • E-Ressources, Library Systems and Digitalization
    • Research Support Services and Open Science Support of the Vienna University Library
    • Strategic Goals: Openness – Heritage – Services




  • Application closes:
    27 March 2023
  • Feedback to participants: 
    28 April 2023
  • Staff Training Days: 
    19 - 20 June 2023



  • Who can attend

    Target group:
    Administrative staff, professionals and management staff of the following universities are invited to send in applications:

    • Erasmus+ partner universities (including Switzerland)
    • Strategic partner universities
    • Partner universities within the CENTRAL, Circle U. and the Guild Network
  • Practical Information

    » Arrival in Vienna

    » Public Transport

    Vienna has a well-developed public transport network. Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city in no time at all. A single ticket costs EUR 2.40.

    Where to buy a ticket

    ticket machines at most underground stations

    on board of the tram at an increased rate of EUR 2.60 per ticket

    Buy tickets online: Wiener Linien Online Shop


    Apart from single tickets there are passes for longer periods of time. Passes are available for 24 hours and 72 hours, or as weekly passes.

  • Selection procedure

    The candidates will be selected by the heads of the service departments of the University of Vienna. A reply from the University of Vienna will be sent to all applicants.

  • Costs

    Travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the University of Vienna. Participants can apply for funding at their home universities, such as Erasmus+ funds for staff training.

    The Staff Days are free of charge and the following is provided by the University of Vienna:

    • Lunch and coffee breaks during the day on Monday and Tuesday
    • Welcome dinner Monday evening
    • Guided Tour of the Main Building at the University of Vienna

    Please note that participants are expected to cover costs of travel, accommodation and additional meals themselves and to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements and reservations.

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