LGBTIQ+ friendly University of Applied Sciences

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a diverse place. Therefore, it is particularly important to us that all people feel comfortable and welcome, especially students and staff with different gender identities and sexual orientations. Lesbian - Gay - Bi - Trans - Inter - Queer - + many more possibilities to orientate oneself in gender and sexual diversity: FH Vorarlberg is committed to and supports diversity in our society.

Are you interested in the diversity behind the +? Here you will find short and understandable explanations.

Information and advice for students and staff

Personal counselling

  • Information on the topic of LGBTIQ+-friendly study and work climate
  • Information point concerning questions about changing of official FH-related documents (after changing of official personal documents)
  • Contact point for reporting suspected discrimination (this includes e.g.: also perceived tensions in courses) based on sexual orientation or gender identity (also possible anonymously)
  • Accompaniment and support for further measures

Process counselling

  • Workshops on the topic of LGBTIQ-friendly study and work climate for internal FH departments
  • Organisation of topic-specific lectures and discussion events
  • If necessary, referral to other counselling centres

Further information / advice centres

Contact persons Diversity and LGBTIQ+

Mag. Fabian A. Rebitzer
Head of the research Centre for Social and Economics Sciences, Unit for Diversity and Equal Treatment

+43 5572 792 5307


DI Babette Hebenstreit
Programme Director Sustainable Energy Systems MSc (maternity leave representation)

+43 5572 792 5702


Mag.a Desiree Schlatter-Schröcker, BA
currently on maternity leave


The following services are offered for both students and employees of FH Vorarlberg: