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Internationalisation Strategy

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Internationalisation as an overall university process.

Internationalisation is a principle anchored in the profile of the University College of Teacher Education Styria and is an integral part of all areas of performance at the university college. In accordance with the definition of the European Parliament study "Internationalisation of Higher Education", it is understood as an inter-university, goal-oriented process that integrates international, intercultural and global perspectives, involves all members of staff working at the university and contributes significantly to improving the quality of teaching and research, which can thus contribute meaningfully to society.  

We are focussing on expanding international cooperations and networking continuousally.

The aim is to expand cooperation in mobility for teaching and learning purposes, for international projects and international research, as well as to implement a lively international everyday culture at the university college. The already existing network of more than 70 international partner university colleges with a focus on Europe is to be increased and expanded worldwide.  

We offer professionalisation for educators and consultancy for schools, other educational instituions and networks addressing linguistic and cultural diversity.

Future and current teachers will be professionalised through tailor-made educational opportunities for dealing with linguistic and cultural diversity. The mobility of student teachers is also supported as an essential contribution to promoting an open-minded attitude towards diversity among future teachers at the University College of Teacher Education Styria. 

We are promoting mobility in teacher education of the South-East Development Network (EVSO).

This is also done on a cross-national basis, whereby the University College of Teacher Education Styria, represented by the management of the Institute for Diversity Studies and International Relations, is in charge of the "Project Group Student Mobility" for teacher training in secondary teacher education, which was set up specifically for this purpose. Mobility-promoting measures, such as a uniform recognition procedure throughout the network, and the opening of student mobility to the South-East Development Network (EVSO) are examples of this.

Our profession-oriented research aims at internationality.

The research work of the University College of Teacher Education Styria is orientated on international scientific standards. Our scientists ask diversity-oriented questions and strive to cooperate internationally in their research projects as well as disseminate their outcomes in english publications and congresses.  

We participate in the EU education programme Erasmus+.

Participation in the European Commission's Erasmus+ education programme is one of the most important mobility and cooperation measures in the University College of Teacher Education Styria.

The Institute for Diversity Studies and International Relations supports and leads the internationalisation of the University College.

As a support institute, the Institute is responsible for the strategic management and operational planning of the internationalisation of the University College of Teacher Education Styria. Its services include consulting, organization and evaluation of educational mobility for students and university staff, as well as consulting, documentation and participation in international projects. An important goal of the Institute's activities is a diversity-oriented opening at all levels.



University College of Teacher Education Styria Campus South
Institute of Diversity Studies and International Relations
Ortweinplatz 1, 8010 Graz

phone: +43 316 8067 6602
mail: international@phst.at, diversitaet@phst.at

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