What do you expect from your studies?
How can you match your studies with your personal and professional goals?
What opportunities would you like to make more of?

The Studies in Context programme at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) provides customized courses as part of our master’s degree programmes. It offers students diverse opportunities to pursue personal areas of interest, to do independent work and to push the limits of their knowledge and abilities in research, intercultural contexts and numerous disciplines.

The Studies in Context courses, which are offered in the second and third semester of our master’s degree programmes, allow students to mix and match according to their interests and goals:

  • Course Modules in Research and Development 
    • Research Projects that open the door to challenging research work
    • Innovation Classes that support the development of product ideas by students at the University of Applied Sciences
  • Explorative Course Modules
    Courses that promote the independent exploration of interesting interdisciplinary research topics
  • Investigative Course Modules
    Classes that broaden knowledge and explore new territory through interdisciplinary coursework and different perspectives

Students choose from a large selection of course modules that cross the boundaries between:

  • Subjects and schools of thought (interdisciplinary),
  • Cultures, languages and countries (international) and
  • Current and future research (innovative R&D).

By being active, students integrate their own questions and thoughts into the process of learning and understanding. The Studies in Context programme helps students to understand and incorporate new points of view and unusual perspectives, discover new links and to rethink connections.

Crossing boundaries and breaking new ground: while enrolled in Studies in Context courses students are able to work on cutting-edge topics and questions pertaining to the world of work and production, sustainability and growth as economic drivers, social coexistence, cultural change, values, socio-economics, security, etc.

The predecessor to the Studies in Context programme was the successful Course Module Library.

Students in the context programme

FH Vorarlberg is unique among Austrian universities of Applied Sciences in offering students the opportunity to mix and match courses and interests.

Here you can find detailed information about the Context Programme.

Contact Persons International Management and Leadership MA

Sabine Simon
Master‘s Degree Programme International Management and Leadership, Programme Administrator

+43 5572 792 5602

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Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Wilfried Manhart, MBA
Master´s Degree Programme International Management and Leadership Programme Director, Senior Lecturer

+43 5572 792 3312

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