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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Studiengänge Soziale Arbeit at the MCI/Innsbruck (A)

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Basic information

Total number of students 250 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 19.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 18.5 %

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 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 7.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 90.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 89.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 90.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 2.1
Support during practical semester 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.4
Library 2.5
Overall study situation 2.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The didactically high level of the teaching and intensive supervision ensure practice-based training and enable students to complete the course within the time provided. Professors of MCI, managers from industry, guest lecturers from all over the world and recognised experts from science, consultancy and freelance professions ensure a synergy of theory and practice, direct testing of acquired knowledge and added value for students.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International mobility phases (semester abroad, internships abroad, short programs abroad); 220 partner universities; MCI students from 51 nations; support from the International Relations Office in preparation and processing (information events, clarification of compatibility, etc.); participation in (inter-) national educational programs, university networks and scholarship programs (ERASMUS plus, Marshallplan Foundation Scholarships, Fulbright, etc.); ECTS and Diploma Supplement Label; AACSB-accredited as the second university in Austria.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, Deutschland; University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Schweden; Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Südkorea; University of Guadalajara, Mexiko; University of Pretoria, Südafrika; University of Nebraska, Ohmaha, USA; Jagiellonian University, Krakau, Polen; Università La Sapienza, Rom, Italien; University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finnland; Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All seminar rooms and computer rooms have high-quality equipment which can be added to if required. Many student workstations offer ideal learning conditions. In addition, there are reference libraries with specialist literature and computers, copiers, printers and scanners. Access to selected scientific databases (Emerald Insight, MarketLine, ScienceDirect, RDB, WISO) is possible on all PCs and wireless eduroam® as well as remotely (via Shibboleth). All MCI members also have free access to the University and Provincial Library of Tyrol (ULB).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Implementation of these research focus areas is conducted using both applied research and development projects, in collaboration with partners from the field of Social Work as well as within the scope of specific internal research projects led by the full-time lecturers. To this end, a proportion of students are involved in research assignments, within the scope of project courses and practical projects. In the case of inter-disciplinary cooperative ventures, R&D projects are carried out together with other courses, according to the topic.
  • Support for founders
    The MCI attaches great importance to the promotion of Start-ups and entrepreneurship activities: A service unit provides initial information on business start-ups, entrepreneurship and commercialisation of research and development results. In addition, MCI maintains, jointly with CAST GmbH, an incubator centre for faculty, students and graduates with innovative business ideas. CAST GmbH is an initiative of the University of Innsbruck, the Medical University of Innsbruck, the business promotion agency of Tyrol and MCI, which is supported by the federal government.
  • Other special features
    As part of the R&D strategy at the department, the bio-psycho-socio-cultural theory of social issues is used in particular to create a social sciences basis for the understanding, analysis and development of solution strategies for resolving social issues in our global society.
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  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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