Mission statement of the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences


We generate and transfer knowledge and competences: the department and staff at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) generate and transfer knowledge and competences at a university level in degree programmes, research and further education. We provide long-term sustainability for the region and make an important contribution to the economic and social development of Vorarlberg.

We enthuse our students: motivated, skilled lecturers, a variety of learning and teaching methods, individual support, relevant up-to-date content and the outstanding infrastructure motivate our students. We demand and promote their development at all stages of lifelong learning.

We work in networks: we connect local strengths with international perspectives by networking teaching and research with regional and also international partners from society, business and science.

We focus on quality in all areas: quality characterizes our daily work. FH Vorarlberg stands out for its qualitatively high-value range of courses, recognized competence in relevant specialist areas and the interdisciplinary, application oriented teaching and research.


Attractive: FH Vorarlberg is the most attractive university in the Lake Constance area for academic part-time education.

Successful: FH Vorarlberg graduates are professionally successful. They remain connected to FH Vorarlberg as lifelong knowledge partners. Our range of research services contributes to the success of our cooperation partners in society and business.

Comprehensive: we offer Bachelor,'s Master’s, and doctoral and continuing education programmes in business, technology, design and social work & health.

Basic principles

FH Vorarlberg is committed to an entrepreneurial university culture and lives this in a value oriented manner:

  • We value our fellow human beings.
  • We respect and promote human diversity.
  • We think creatively and are open for new things.
  • We act in a future oriented manner, responsibly and holistically.
  • We communicate openly and transparently.
  • We develop ourselves based on constructive criticism and dialogue.
  • We are proud of our University.