About the person

Research interests

  • Social dimension of higher education
  • Educational pathways, student equity and student success
  • Experiences of first-in-family students
  • Balancing study and work
  • Individualised and self-regulated learning



  • since 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher at Department for Higher Education Research, Danube University Krems
  • 2021: Referent for Higher Education at the Department for Education policy, Austrian Chamber of Labour
  • 2015 – 2021: Research and Teaching Associate (prae doc) at Education Sciences Group, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Projects (Extract Research Database)

Publications (Extract Research Database)

Pausits, A.; Geppert, C.; Lessky, F.; Campbell, D. F. J. (2022). Internationale Beispiele innovativer Hochschulkonzepte, Darstellung von Konzepten zu Lehre, Curriculum und Studienzulassung/Studienrekrutierung. Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Lessky, F.; Unger, M. (2022). Working long hours while studying: a higher risk for First-in-Family students and students of particular fields of study? European Journal of Higher Education, 09.03.2022: 10.1080/21568235.2022.2047084

Fellner, M.; Lessky, F.; Pausits, A. (2022). Community Engagement at the University for Continuing Education Krems: Results of TEFCE Toolbox Implementation. University for Continuing Education, University for Continuing Education, Krems

Heiser, J. C.; Lessky, F.; Weiß, S. (2021). Seamless Learning in einem bildungswissenschaftlichen Master-Seminar: Konzept und Umsetzung. Ludwigsburger Beiträge Zur Medienpädagogik, 21: 1–11

Posch, K.; Thaler, B.; Lessky, F. (2021). Einflussfaktoren auf Studienerfolg: Heterogene Effekte nach Studienfachgruppe? Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, Jg. 16/ Nr. 4: 143-162

Lectures (Extract Research Database)

Who participates where? Stratification in higher education and social and gender-related inequalities in the academic profession – Comparative Evidence from Germany and Austria

APIKS Conference: General work situation and working conditions in academia, 03/03/2022

Students' experiences during the pandemic - Empirical evidence from Austria.

SRHE International Research Conference, 10/12/2021

Übergänge von First-in-Family Studierenden an die Universität

Uncertainty in Higher Education: Hochschulen in einer von Volatilität geprägten Welt., 19/10/2021

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