The University for Continuing Education Krems is the only public university for academic continuing education within the German-speaking world, and as such, it pursues the goal of lifelong learning at the highest international standards.

To this end, the efforts are directed towards becoming a Central European competence center for continuing education, paying special attention to the European Union’s expansion. For this reason, one of University for Continuing Education Krems’ key strategies for 2022–2027 refers to the “Expansion of international activities”, i.e. international mobility and cooperation.

Staff members from currently 25 and students from currently 78 countries (survey November 2020) contribute to this goal, creating an international and diverse atmosphere. Erasmus+ Programme Country and International Mobility, 23 Memoranda of Understanding with higher education institutions from 14 countries (survey August 2021), 50 Inter-institutional Agreements with higher education institutions from 25 countries (survey August 2021), research and education projects, Erasmus+ Mundus programs, as well as the membership in international networks, support the university’s strategic goals: to become the leading university for continuing education in Europe and an attractive partner for national and international institutions and non-university partners.

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