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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Department Soziales at the FH Campus Wien (A)

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,000 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 52.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 50.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 0
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees no data
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 46.5 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 21.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 35.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.7
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    BA students acquire knowledge of fields of work, theoretical concepts and methods of social work for the needs of different addressees / target groups. They diagnose social problems based on practice, theory and research. MA students learn to accompany parents, children and adolescents in difficult situations, to advise and to plan interventions together; they develop offers for social problems, promote the psychosocial quality of life of people and shape the public space; they deal with various aspects of social management.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Students experience foreign guest lecturers in teaching; only Austria-wide joint degree (MA); numerous collaborations with foreign partner universities; specific preparation for EZA long-term internships; study abroad and internships abroad; graduate internships; Spring School; courses to promote intercultural / transcultural competence; diversity and anti-racism as topics; increased teaching / learning documents in foreign languages; English theses; constant exchange with foreign teachers via specialist committees / platforms, several English-language courses. Lecturers via specialist committees / platforms, several English-language courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    ASH Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland; University College Copenhagen, Kopenhagen, Dänemark; Hull University, Hull, UK; Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK; Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall, Schweden; Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spanien; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid Spanien; Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg, Deutschland; Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht, Niederlande; Hogeschoool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Niederlande.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Each seminar room is equipped with a PC, projector, whiteboard and flipchart; EduRoam available across FH; access to databases; PC workstations; cheap SPSS licenses; Moodle help desk; copy and print options via CampusCard; via the student portal: e.g. book reservations in the library, printout of proof of academic achievement, confirmation of enrolment possible; timely information via SMS or email about any changes to the timetable.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The department conducts research in the following research areas: 1. Research on Childhood, Youth & Families, 2. Social Policies & Social Economy and 3. Social Work Research. The lecturers / researchers work with academic staff, students and graduates in research projects on the respective degree program or via the competence center for Social Work. The research results flow into the teaching and are discussed and further processed in the course of events with the interested specialist public.
  • Support for founders
    We support graduates in their participation in the Founders' Awards and participate in the campus network at the Career Corner.
  • Other special features
    Numerous (full-time) teachers are active in the Austrian Society for Social Work. The site editor of the online journal "Social Capital" is located at the department. Four times a year newsletter about activities, publications, events, etc. A further training program for practitioners is offered twice a year. Many teachers have numerous contacts with practice as well as the scientific community. Teachers are open to interdisciplinary networking. Department of Social Affairs: the most international Mobility at the university.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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