CUAS Academy

Welcome to the CUAS Academy: Your source for lifelong learning at the highest level

The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences has a clear focus on teaching and research, but we go one step further. Our Academy is your point of contact for high-quality academic continuing education to meet the demands of the ever-changing labour market. In a world where new technologies and working methods are constantly emerging, it is crucial to continuously update, improve and expand your skills and competences. The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Academy offers specialised continuing education programmes to prepare you for the challenges of the modern working world.

Our targeted university courses in the form of extraordinary Master's and Bachelor's programmes as well as academic expert programmes, certificate programmes and micro credentials or micro degrees cover current topics and developments in order to address the qualification needs of employees. Micro credentials are designed to provide learners with specific knowledge, skills and competences that meet societal, personal, cultural or labour market needs. Micro Credentials can be stand-alone or combined to create more comprehensive qualifications (Micro Degrees).

We work closely with partners from professional practice and international institutions to ensure that our educational programmes meet the requirements of the world of work.

The future of continuing education begins here at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. We look forward to accompanying you on your educational journey and supporting you on your way to new professional heights. Get ready for an exciting journey into the world of lifelong learning with us!

Please note our general terms and conditions for further education and training events

New continuing education programmes at the CUAS Academy

In October 2021, a groundbreaking reform package for continuing education at universities of applied sciences was adopted, creating a standardised framework. This reform ensures that degrees from ordinary degree programmes and extraordinary degree programmes (university courses) are equivalent. We at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences welcome this reform package and the new opportunities it opens up with great enthusiasm. Our new continuing education courses will be offered from the winter semester 2023/2024.

Future higher education programmes and degrees

In the world of education and training, it will be possible to obtain an associate bachelor's degree in the future. A continuing education bachelor's degree will comprise a standardised 180 ECTS credits, while a master's degree will comprise 120 ECTS credits. The degree titles will bear the suffix "(CE)", which stands for "Continuing Education". This means that an associate bachelor's degree programme concludes with a Bachelor Continuing Education (CE) and a master's degree programme concludes with a Master Continuing Education (CE). The addition of the (CE) suffix makes study programmes in continuing education visible and provides evidence of specialised expertise.

In future, higher education programmes that are carried out in extended cooperation with non-university educational institutions will lead to a "Bachelor Professional" (BPr) or "Master Professional" (MPr) degree. In addition, graduates of continuing education master's programmes will have the opportunity to apply for a doctoral programme in the interests of permeability.

What are the advantages of the new titles?

  1. Modernisation and relevance: The reform of continuing education at universities aims to make educational programmes more contemporary and practical. The new titles are designed to fulfil the requirements of today's working world. With a degree from the updated curriculum, you will be optimally prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.
  2. International connection: The new titles are internationally recognised and facilitate access to educational institutions and employers worldwide. This means that you can make your mark not only in Austria, but also in a global context.
  3. Flexibility and adaptability: Our reformed educational programmes offer a wide range of courses and specialisations, allowing you to tailor your educational pathway to your personal interests and career goals. The flexibility offered by these new titles allows you to shape your career your way.
  4. Future-proof: The demand for well-trained specialists is constantly increasing. With a degree from our reformed system, you can be sure that you will be in demand on the labour market and can develop your career further.
  5. Practical experience: The reform also includes increased practical experience and internships to ensure that you not only have theoretical knowledge, but also develop practical skills that are essential in the world of work.

Prepare yourself for an exciting journey that will transform your education and your career. The reform of higher education in Austria brings a breath of fresh air to the educational landscape and offers you the opportunity to compete in a globalised world.

Take this opportunity to realise your professional dreams and prepare for a successful future. Explore our website to find out more about the new educational titles and the reform of higher education in Austria. Take the first step towards an exciting and promising educational journey!

Upcoming Events

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Unsere Hochschullehrgänge

Micro Credentials & Micro Degrees

ECTS: European Credit Transfer System (1 ECTS entspricht einem Arbeitsaufwand von 25h)

Seminars & Workshops

01. Mar

Wednesday

Beginn: 00:00
- 31. Mar


Dreitageseminar Praxisanleitung (Termine individuell vereinbar)

Referent*innen: Herr (Mag) Mario Bokalic und Frau Verena Wadl, M.Ed.

01. Mar

Wednesday

Beginn: 00:00
- 31. Mar


Eintagesseminar Praxisanleitung (Termine individuell vereinbar)

Referent*innen: Herr (Mag) Mario Bokalic und Frau Verena Wadl, M.Ed.

17. Apr

Wednesday

Beginn: 09:00
- 19. Jun 16:30


Erfolgreiche Praxisanleitung 3,5 Tagesschulung

Praxislehre im Sozial- und Gesundheitsbereich

Grants

Tax reimbursement

If your further training is in your existing or a related professional field, the course fees are tax-deductible. The amount of the refund depends on your total income and can be up to 43.6 per cent.
Details at: www.bmf.gv.at

Tax deductibility

As an entrepreneur, you can deduct the training costs as business expenses.
Details under: www.bmf.gv.at

Information

News

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Prüfungstage und Abschlussfeier des Hochschullehrgang „Spezialisierung in der Intensivpflege“

Nach einem herausfordernden Studienjahr und intensiven Prüfungstagen vom 18. bis 19. Jänner 2024 durften wir 13 Absolvent*innen des Hochschullehrgangs…

Soziale Handlungskompetenzen für die Betriebsratstätigkeit

Wir gratulieren den Absolvent*innen zum Zertifikats-Abschluss

Imagebild: Glühbirne, die einen jungen Zweig mit Blätter umschließt

Neuer Zertifikatslehrgang (Micro Degree) „Sustainability Leadership – Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement für Führungskräfte“

Führungskräften kommt in der Umsetzung des Themas Nachhaltigkeit im Unternehmen eine Schlüsselrolle zu – denn die grüne Transformation bringt neben…

Staff

Mag.a Alexandra Liegl 
Head of CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4311
a.liegl[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Mag.a rer.nat. Carmen Zernig-Malatschnig
Head of CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4313
c.zernig-malatschnig[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Nicole Bachmann
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 7281
n.bachmann[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Sonja Dietrichsteiner 
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4302
s.dietrichsteiner[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Raffaela Grasser 
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4304
r.grasser[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Melina Hierländer, BA
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4305
m.hierlaender@fh-kaernten.at 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Mag.a (FH) Daniela Pluch
Administration & Management CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4312
d.pluch@fh-kaernten.at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Christina Moser 
Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4303
c.moser[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

Melanie Marinitsch, B.A.
Administration & Management CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4306
m.marinitsch@fh-kaernten.at 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen

Elena Klingbacher 
Apprenticeship Administration CUAS Academy

+43 5 90500 4307
e.klingbacher[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten

UNESCO Chair

The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences has been awarded a UNESCO Chair for 'Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas' (MCA). The chair is held by Dr. Michael Jungmeier, Professor of Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development.

The UNESCO Chair is intended to promote and advance special research projects and educational programmes relating to nature conservation in the 21st century. Above all, the Chair is intended to provide individuals, institutions and societies with the necessary tools to successfully master future challenges relating to the management of protected areas.