Higher Education-related Organizations

Austrian Higher Education-related Organizations


uniRank publishes a list of Austrian higher education-related organizations. These organizations are public or private entities that focus on issues related to higher education. They may be involved in advocacy, research, policy development, accreditation, quality assurance or other activities related to higher education. These organizations may represent universities, students, faculty, research institutions or other stakeholders in the higher education sector.
Austrian higher education-related organizations can have an international, national, regional or local scope and coverage. uniRank's current higher education-related organizations classification includes 10 categories:

  1. Government Regulatory Organizations
  2. Accreditation or Quality Evaluation Organizations
  3. Qualifications Authorities
  4. University Associations or Alliances
  5. Professional or Industry Associations
  6. Advocacy Organizations
  7. Rectors, Vice-chancellors or Presidents Organizations
  8. Student Unions or Organizations
  9. University Rankings Organizations
  10. Other Higher Education-related Organizations

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Government Regulatory Organizations

This uniRank category encompass all federal, national, state, or local government bodies and agencies that are responsible for recognizing, overseeing, regulating and/or funding higher education institutions. Examples of such government regulatory organizations include Ministries of Higher Education, Departments of Higher Education and other similar government bodies with the authority and responsibility to govern the higher education sector. These organizations play a vital role in ensuring the quality and standards of higher education institutions within their respective jurisdictions.

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft and Forschung, Österreich
Founded in 1848, the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft and Forschung, Österreich (Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research) is a government organization responsible for the development and implementation of policies related to education, science and research in Austria. The… learn more

Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Organizations

This uniRank category includes public or private entities responsible for assessing and evaluating the quality, standards and performance of higher education institutions as a whole or their specific programs. Accreditation organizations typically have established criteria and guidelines that institutions must meet to be accredited. These criteria often cover areas such as faculty qualifications, curriculum, student services, infrastructure, governance and educational outcomes. The evaluation process usually involves self-assessment by the institution, peer reviews, site visits and documentation reviews. Accreditation is typically granted for a specific period and institutions must undergo periodic reviews to maintain the accredited status of the institution or its programs. Quality evaluation organizations, also known as quality assurance agencies or quality councils, are also responsible for evaluating and ensuring the quality and standards of educational institutions and programs. Quality evaluation organizations often assess institutions based on factors such as educational outcomes, faculty qualifications, research output, student support services, infrastructure, and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Both accreditation or quality evaluation organizations may operate at the national, regional or international level. The evaluations conducted by these organizations serve multiple purposes. They provide information to prospective students, employers, and other stakeholders about the quality and credibility of institutions or programs. Additionally, the evaluations can help institutions identify areas for improvement and implement quality enhancement measures.
It's worth noting that accreditation and quality evaluation organizations can vary in their structures, methodologies and specific areas of focus. Different countries and regions may have their own accrediting bodies or quality assurance agencies with distinct frameworks and processes for evaluation

Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria
Established in 2012, the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria, AQA) is the independent body for quality assurance and evaluation for public an private universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria. AQA is a… learn more

University Associations and Alliances

This uniRank category encompass all organizations or collaborative networks that bring together multiple universities or higher education institutions with a common purpose. These associations and alliances serve as platforms for cooperation, knowledge sharing and advocacy within the higher education sector. They promote collaboration among member institutions, address common challenges and work towards common goals. University associations and alliances may operate at the local, national, regional or international level.

Österreichische Fachhochschul-Konferenz
The Österreichische Fachhochschul-Konferenz (Austrian Conference of University of Applied Sciences) is an organization that represents the interests of universities of applied sciences in Austria. It was established in 1993 and is composed of the rectors and presidents of the universities of applied… learn more

TU Austria
TU Austria is a network of the five leading technical universities in Austria, established in 2018. The member universities of TU Austria are Vienna University of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Montanuniversität Leoben, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Technische Universität… learn more

Other Higher Education-related Organizations

This uniRank miscellaneous category encompasses various entities and organizations that are related to the field of higher education but do not fit neatly into the categories above. These organizations play diverse roles and contribute to the advancement, support and development of higher education in different ways.

Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH
Established in 1961, the Austrian Exchange Service (Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH, OeAD) is an organization that manages a wide range of scholarship programmes for students, postgraduates and scientists and the EU programme for Lifelong Learning in Austria. The OeAD is in charge of the… learn more

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