Mission Statement & Strategy

Mission Statement

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is committed to excellence and aspires to this objective through continuous development of its quality as an institution and in all aspects of its work:

  • through a culture of mutual respect between staff members, students and partners as well as a dedication to equal opportunity, gender equality and team diversity,
  • through an obligation to transparency and fairness in all decisions, leadership competence at all levels and responsibility in all organisational structures,
  • through recognised know-how and creative innovation in all fields of work, whereby the image of the city and region as an attractive place to study and work is enhanced,
  • while offering students excellent training and further education that prepares them for the growing demand for innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to a multitude of current and future challenges facing entrepreneurs, industry, public authorities and institutions,
  • as an open and internationally-oriented partner for companies, industry sectors, institutions and their need for applied research and development and
  • through active participation in the social and cultural life of the city and region, thus contributing to a dialogue between all societal groups.

Strategy 2021

Our vision

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is a professional, cosmopolitan, internationally-positioned and research-oriented institution which ranks among the best and most attractive universities in Austria and is a subject leader in selected focus areas. St. Pölten UAS has strong roots in the city and wider region, and thanks to its expertise the university is a strong partner with close ties to the economy and related institutions.

My best place to study

My best place to work  

My best place to be

Our service areas

Our seven guiding principles

1. Further development in the service areas

2. Positioning through shaping of content

3. Further development of teaching

4. Living internationalisation

5. Intelligent use of digitalisation

6. Promoting an open learning and innovation culture

7. Enhancing research and knowledge transfer