The OeAD

The OeAD is Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation.

The OeAD is a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH) of the Austrian Federal Government. As an agency of the Austrian Federal Government we work on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Our activities are funded by the Republic of Austria, in particular by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), the Federal Chancellery, the ADA and the European Commission.

With our work we support the Republic of Austria in meeting the great challenges and extensive changes of our time in line with the UN Action Plan "Transforming our World: Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development" and in strengthening Austria as a centre of business and employment.

The OeAD is the interface to educational offers for all: kindergartens, schools, higher education and science, vocational education and training as well as adult education, youth and sports. Our most important tool is European and international exchange and transnational mobility, which we promote and support operationally at key positions. As a national agency the OeAD is responsible, among other things, for the implementation of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps in Austria.

Our mission:

For more than 60 years we have advised, supported and connected people and institutions in education, science, research and culture with our future-oriented programmes. As an agency of the Republic of Austria we thus contribute to inclusive, equal and high-quality education. We work in Austria, Europe and internationally in priority countries.

Our goals:

  • We support the development of personal skills for life in a digitised and globalised world.
  • We are committed to strengthening Austria and its visibility as an attractive, internationally orientated science and research location in the global knowledge society.
  • We strengthen the (innovation) competence of education systems and institutions.