University of Education Upper Austria

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Centrally located in Austria’s third largest city on the river Danube, the university is the second biggest teacher training institution in the country. It provides teacher training for primary school teachers, vocational school teachers and, together with 9 partner universities in Central Austria, secondary school teachers. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees according to the respective study programme majors as well as a great selection of possible minors. The university is also responsible for providing continuing education programmes for employed teachers of all levels and school types in the region of Upper Austria. With the "Europaschule" the university has its own practice school in which new models of education are developed, practised and evaluated and in which students do practice training during their studies.

Faculties and programmes

Primary Teacher Education (age 6–10). 4-year bachelor’s degree followed by a 1-year master’s degree
Secondary Teacher Education (age 10–18/19). 4-year bachelor’s degree followed by a 2-year master’s degree
Vocational Teacher Education (age 15–18/19). 4-year bachelor’s degree, followed by an optional 1-year master’s degree Additional minors like Inclusive Education, Media Education, Musical Education, Physical Education, Multilingual Education, etc. are offered in primary education. Continuing education courses for all teachers in the region are offered throughout the year and in special summer courses.


The university hosts the Austrian National Centers for Inclusive Pedagogy, E-Education as well as the National Center of Personal Development and Social Learning. It puts a strong emphasis on a friendly, open-minded and welcoming atmosphere for both students and lecturers. International cooperation plays a central role which is reflected in partnerships with approximately 60 universities in and outside Europe. The university’s managements provide organisational support to foster the mobility of students and staff and the enhancement of the development of international projects (within Erasmus+). Main topics are civil rights education, learning on mobile devices, video in education and international curricula development projects.