International University Week 2019

  • When:
  • Where: St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Diversity Matters – meeting the challenges of plurality and differences in/for Social Work

Diversity matters. We all know that. Yet, it takes some extra effort to meet the challenges of pluralism and difference/s in social work practice and teaching. Social work needs to take the global context into consideration to focus on Human Rights, to encompass a strong ecological sensitivity and to incorporate a social development perspective.

How can we improve our ability to meet these challenges? What are our experiences in using different theories and training tools in order to increase diversity awareness and fight existing stereotypes and discrimination within social work practice?

What does good practice mean in the management of diversity? Is it something to "manage" after all?

How can we strengthen attitudes of antidiscrimination and ensure the well-being for all people in all their difference?

Preliminary Programme


  • individual arrival


  • 08:30 a.m.: registration at youth hostel
  • arrival @ university opening
  • meeting the other IUW virtuel
  • key notes
  • welcome evening


  • lectures and workshops
  • evening – side event


  • lectures and workshops
  • evening – side event


  • lectures and workshops
  • fare well party


  • individual departure

The final programme will follow at the end of January 2019.


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DSA Mag. (FH) Pilgerstorfer Andrea

DSA Mag. (FH) Andrea Pilgerstorfer

International Coordinator
Department of Social Sciences