3-IN-AT: project documentation

Promoting Internationalisation, Inclusion and Innovation at Higher Education Institutions

Eine Gruppenfoto: 25 Personen stehen im Halbkreis und blicken in die Kamera © OeAD

3-IN-AT was an OeAD project on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), department IV/11 in the framework of key action 3 – Erasmus+ “Support to Policy Reform”. The full title reads: : INternationalisation/INclusion/INnovation: Towards high-quality inclusive mobility and innovative teaching & learning in an internationalised Austrian Higher Education Area.

In 2018, the call „EACEA/35/2018 Support to the implementation of EHEA reforms - 2018-2020" was issues exclusively to ministries of education and research of the so-called Erasmus+ countries, to strategically support reaching Bologna goals on policy level in cross-country cooperation. Special attention was given to the Paris Communiqué (2018). After previous successful projects, the Federal Ministry, department IV/11 (responsible for European HE Area, EU HE Programs, Bologna Process and Mobility) again commissioned the OeAD with coordination and implementation of the project, in addition renowned international partners joined the project consortium. A team of national experts for the European Higher Education Area contributed their highly appreciated expertise and experience.

The project focussed on issues, good practices and outputs on internationalization of higher education institutions, digital transformation, innovative teaching and learning, including ECTS and workload, inclusion and flexibilization of curricula. The project’s events reached about 1350 participants from Austria and abroad. The Austrian national quality assurance agency AQ Austria accompanied the project with external monitoring.

Thematic Priorities

Quality in Mobility and Internationalisation

Innovative Teaching and Learning

Social Dimension

Bologna Process: Information, Networking, Peer Learning

  • Bologna-Tag 2019: 20 years of EHEA: Reflexion – presence – future, 4 June 2019, Vienna, 180 participants
  • Four on site visits at Austrian higher education institutions by national EHEA experts
  • Participation in events in the EHEA and subsequent reporting to national stakeholders
  • National EHEA implementation report 2020 by the BMBWF

The national EHEA Experts’ Team

Nine national experts for issues of the European Higher Education Area supported 3-IN-AT with their expertise and were availabe to all Austrian HEIs for strategic yet practice-oriented advice on the implementation of the Bologna goals.

Activities and tasks of the national EHEA experts

  • Upon application: site visits to Austrian higher education institutions
  • Contribution to developing and implementing project events and activities - based on individual thematic expertise
  • Participation in seminars, workshops and peer learning activities in the European Higher Education Area

Representatives of…

...public universities:

  • Christina Raab, Bologna Coordinator, University of Innsbruck 
  • Günter Wageneder, Head of quality management, University of Salzburg 

...universities of applied sciences:

  • Karin Dobernig, Head of Institute for Sustainability, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt​​ ​​​​​
  • Katalin Szondy, Head of Service Unit Higher Education Development, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten 

...university colleges of teacher education:

  •  Berta Leeb, Vice rector for Education and Internationalisation, Private University of Education, Diocese of Linz 
  •  Susanne Linhofer, Head of Institute for Diversity Studies and International Relations, University College of Teacher Education Styria 

...private universities:

  • Ulrike Plettenbacher, Director of Austrian Affairs, Central European University Vienna (CEU)

...Austrian Students' Union (ÖH):

  • Maximilian Wagner

Nominated by the Federal Ministry:

  • Gabriele Abermann, Professor emer. of University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

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