Gender & Diversity Management

Creating Equal Opportunities

We, the St. Pölten UAS, acknowledge that gender identity is not always binary and may well differ from how it might seem from the outside. Our campus is a tolerant and inclusive environment where everybody is welcome – and a place dedicated to counteracting social inequality based on gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, social and ethnic origin.

This is why we initiate and support innovative projects in the fields of inclusion, gender equality and diversity.

Contact: Gender and Diversity Officer

Our Gender and Diversity Officer implements our strategic targets on gender mainstreaming and diversity management. Supported by representatives of the departments and service units, Human Resources and Legal Affairs, the Works Council, the UAS Board, and the Austrian Students' Union (ÖH), she introduces measures on awareness, launches projects and contributes to publications (e.g., language manual (in German); ).

Anna Steinberger

Anna Steinberger, BSc, BSc, MA
Gender and Diversity Coordinator

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Accessibility, Studying with a Disability / Chronic Illness

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences offers barrier-free premises and helpful technical equipment as far as possible. Staff and students with disabilities are supported and advised respectively.

More on Accessibility

Family Friendliness, Studying as a Parent

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences tries to support employees with care responsibilities and to create optimal conditions for studying with a child or studying during pregnancy.

More on Family Friendliness

Inclusive Language

The Executive Board and the UAS Board decided on the binding force of the guidelines on gender-sensitive language for the St. Pölten UAS for all UAS staff members, students and lecturers.

Women, men, and people who feel they belong to another gender identity should feel equally addressed by the information and advertising measures of the UAS. To achieve this objective, gender-neutral and inclusive wording is used. Tips and support can be found in the UAS’ language manual (in German).

Campaign Against Sexual Discrimination and Violence

The UAS consistently works on raising awareness within the framework of the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and beyond.

The Statute of the St. Pölten UAS expressly prohibits any form of sexual harassment of staff members, students or other persons involved in higher education operations.

The following persons may serve as a point of contact:

  • Gender & Diversity Coordinator
  • Works Council
  • Academic Director
  • Students’ Union representatives
  • members of the UAS Board
  • Human Resources & Legal Affairs


Women in STEM

We seek to support women to pursue a career in the STEM fields. It is our objective to break gender stereotypes because female engineers are much sought after and can expect excellent career prospects!

We have offers for both female school and university students.

Gender & Diversity in Research

The St. Pölten UAS takes a strong stance in research. This includes adopting a perspective on gender & diversity and thereby creating added value for society.

Helpful Resources

Current example at the St. Pölten UAS

... and Teaching

The certificate on didactics in higher education by SKILL offers support in including gender & diversity into teaching. It aims at teaching basic knowledge about gender and diversity. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need additional training.

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