The programme of our International Staff Training Week (STW) is currently being finalized and will be updated with more details shortly. It will contain general workshops and an (optional) cultural visit for all target groups, but also very specific workshops dealing with topics that are relevant for the specific target groups. Workshops will include a presentation of one or several participants but will focus mainly on the exchange of experiences, ideas and discussion and will thus be very interactive.
The following topics will be covered:
Research & Development
This group focuses on scientific staff members of HEI who deal with the preparation and administration of research projects. Workshops will contain topics such as proposal writing, communication and documentation.
Workshops in this focus group will be interesting for colleagues working in Marketing departments of HEIs. Possible topics will be student recruitment, internal communication and social media.
Study Programme Administration
This focus group is open for all colleagues who work in general administration departments of HEIs, such as admissions, registrar, student services/counselling or dean's office. Workshops will deal with international admissions, opportunities and challenges in HEI administration as well as student services.
The programme in this focus group will include topics that are relevant for International Office staff members working with student and staff exchanges. Workshop topics might include alternative mobility programmes for part-time students, teaching and staff mobilities and other similarly relevant topics.
This part of the programme will be held commonly for all STW participants and will include:
- Introduction to Austrian Culture
- Intercultural Communication
- German Language Crash-Course
- Cultural Excursion (optional)