The University of Alpen-Adria (AAU) is located in the southern province of Austria - Carinthia, in its capital - the city of Klagefurt. It has nearly 10,000 students and 1,500 employees, including service staff, lecturers and academics conducting active research on behalf of the University. Klagenfurt itself has about 100,000 inhabitants, and the proximity of Italy and Slovenia gives the city the atmosphere of a multicultural place.


The University of Alpen-Adria is a modern and relatively young institution located in a place where meet three different cultures. Since its inception (1970), the institution has become recognized and leading in the academic field in Carinthia, it is also an extremely important center for deepening and sharing knowledge in the ALP Adriatic region. Thanks to the achievements and international cooperation, the institution is recognized at the European level.

The implemented projects also contribute to the economic and economic development of Carinthia.

The University has 4 faculties and 36 faculties (cathedrals). Among students, around 1800 are people from abroad.

The AAU University is characterized by a high level of education and a rich program offer at various levels of education. It also offers opportunities for further education. About 1300 courses and about 400 courses with a university certificate are completed each year.

In July 2015, the university received a quality certificate (Evaluationsagentur Baden Württemberg), in connection with §22 Austrian law on the quality of universities (Österreichisches Hochschul-Qualitätssicherungsgesetz / HS-QSG). The certificate is valid until 2022.

The partner in this project is the Department of Social Communication and research on education (WIHO) (based in Vienna)

The University conducts research and teaching process focused on social sciences based on the Wissenschaft idea. The main research topics at the Institute of Social Communication are based on the dependencies and boundaries between action and culture in the social sciences, humanities and exact sciences. As an educational and research institution, it plays a significant role in communication and social life. Thanks to this, the institute participates in and develops interdisciplinary dialogue, combining scientific perspectives with the humanistic approach.

Great emphasis is placed on the thematic area, which can be described as: Discourse - Narration - Visual Representation of Science - which analyzes various types of representation and assimilation of knowledge through cultural activities such as exhibitions, videos, photographs, paintings, but also using theoretical discourse and other narrative forms.