Annual Report 2018
“Shaping the future together” is a crucial part of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences’ corporate culture: We work together in interdisciplinary teams to foster innovation and meet the challenges of the future. We develop future-oriented study programmes and use modern didactic methods to ensure that our students have outstanding career opportunities. For this reason, we are in constant dialogue with students, colleagues, companies, institutions and society.
Both the number of students as well as the number of full-time employees and lecturers kept on growing over the past year. We are a key player in the higher education sector of Lower Austria and one of the most important employers of the region.
At the St. Pölten UAS, close interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to success – in teaching, research and the administrative field.
Shaping the Future with Teaching
In the field of teaching, the main objective of the St. Pölten UAS is to offer future-oriented study and educational programmes which prepare students for the dynamic job market requirements in the best possible way. The St. Pölten UAS organises innovative educational programmes in collaboration with its partners. For its students, the St. Pölten UAS is a place of personal growth with many different ways of participating – either in the form of in-course projects or in the framework of additional programmes such as the Creative Pre-Incubator.
Didactics in general are a priority at the UAS and the application of innovative teaching formats is promoted explicitly. We are particularly pleased that we won two prizes in the Ars Docendi, the national award for innovative university-level teaching, in 2018.
The St. Pölten UAS as an Employer
Shaping the Future Together
For more than 350 full-time employees of the St. Pölten UAS, working in interdisciplinary teams is a regular part of their job. Due to an Employer Branding project of last year in the course of which a new employer brand was developed, most staff members value the many possibilities of shaping the future of the St. Pölten UAS.
Growing as an Individual
As an employer, the St. Pölten UAS makes a point of interdisciplinary, team-oriented collaboration and offers numerous opportunities for individual growth. Close contact with the business community as well as the ongoing collaboration with companies, institutions and partner organisations ensure a vivid exchange.
Shaping the Future with Research
The St. Pölten UAS offers room for innovation – because present-day challenges need new and creative solutions and ideas. The researchers here at St. Pölten UAS make it their everyday task to work on finding modern solutions and thus actively contribute to shaping our future. A key element is interdisciplinary collaboration since the challenges of the future do not adhere to the limits of disciplines.
Researchers have the privilege of dealing with the world of tomorrow. Our work often starts with a small idea that has the power to make a big difference.