The Department for Higher Education Research is a competence center for evidence-based development of higher education. We are particularly concerned with the topics of personnel and organisational development, governance, the third mission of higher education institutions and academic continuing education with reference to lifelong learning. In doing so, we look at the individual level, the institutional level and the level of an entire university and education system - both for Austria and for the European Higher Education Area and beyond.
For our research and teaching, we cooperate nationally and internationally with higher education institutions, research organisations, education providers and other higher education stakeholders like policy makers. Our department has co-initiated the "Austrian Network for Higher Education Research" and coordinates this network today.