- Information of the institution
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences can look back at twenty successful years. Today, it is a limited company in accordance with the Austrian Fachhochschule Studies Act.
General description of the institution
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences and its degree programmes are accredited by the AQ = Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria. Accreditation confirms that the University meets recognized quality standards for university-level education. These are periodically reviewed in a process of re-accreditation, which primarily ensures, for example, the quality of the degree programmes.
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences is a public post-secondary university maintained by the State of Vorarlberg. The employees create and convey knowledge and skills through degree programmes, research and continuing education.
The University has a total of 12 degree programmes in the areas of business, engineering and technology, design and the social sciences. Six of these degree programmes are at the bachelor’s level and six at the master’s level; of these, six are offered as professional degree programmes. Class sizes are small, and instruction is efficient and practice-oriented. The high level of didactic skills of instructors guarantees a universal quality of instruction throughout the campus. These quality standards are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, in which students and staff work on current research topics. The immediate connection between research and studies means that students come into contact with current research questions early on.
At Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, scientists and students conduct research in the areas of Process and Product Engineering, Microtechnology, User-Centred Technologies, Society and Socio-Economics and Mechatronics. The international focus of degree programmes and research provides students and staff with valuable experience abroad.