Higher education system

The picture shows an open dictionary, the word "education" is underlined by a yellow marker. © Stephan Zabel, iStock

The higher education location of Austria unites three very important aspects: a great number of high quality tertiary education institutions in all nine federal provinces, a long academic tradition and an open-minded atmosphere for creativity and innovation. In many areas the Austrian institutions have accomplished outstanding achievements on an international level and gained high reputation.

Austria combines a long tradition in higher education with state-of-the-art research and offers six types of higher education institutions: