CUAS brings its strategic partnership with Google to ATHENA


In 2023, CUAS established a fruitful partnership with Google.

In 2023, CUAS established a fruitful partnership with Google. Three professors from its School of Management, Dr. Swetlana Buko, Dr. Bernhard Guetz and Mag. Martin Schellrat have been working with the company to deliver innovative learning and upskilling opportunities for their students, taking the form of scholarships for micro-credentials and Bootcamps for Google Ads and Google Analytics.

Through Google Career scholarships, more than 200 CUAS students and alumni have already received scholarships to access five Google micro-credential courses offered by the online platform Coursera: Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce, IT Support, Project Management and UX Design. These micro-credentials are highly appreciated by companies and we received several testimonies from students who obtained a job or an internship after highlighting this additional experience during a recruitment interview.

In addition, two Google Ads Bootcamps already took place in Villach in January 2023 and 2024 and a first Google Analytics Bootcamp was organised online in June 2023, each giving the opportunity to take a certification exam to officialise their competencies. A second Google Analytics Bootcamp is planned for Saturday 8 June 2024, between 8:30 and 13:30 CEST.

First addressed to students of CUAS’ School of Management, these initiatives have recently been opened to students of the other faculties at CUAS and, now, are proposed to ATHENA partners.

On 23 April 2024, Dr. Swetlana Buko and Dr. Bernhard Guetz held a webinar to present the strategic partnership with Google to all ATHENA partners, with the support of the ATHENA Innovation Task Force. A nice surprise awaited attendees, as they also announced that the future Bootcamps would be open to ATHENA students, and that up to 50 students from ATHENA universities could benefit from a scholarship to access the Google micro-credentials for free.

How can students benefit from these opportunities?

Students interested in one of the 50 scholarships for the micro-credentials should register via this formbefore Monday 20 May 2024. The selection process is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration for the Google Analytics Bootcamp on 8 June will open in mid-May and be announced on the ATHENA website.

Any questions can be addressed to m.pebayle[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at. For very specific enquiries about the micro-credentials, you can also contact S.Buko[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at, and B.Guetz[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at regarding the Bootcamps.

The European Universities Office at CUAS would like to congratulate the colleagues who managed to set up such a remarkable partnership and warmly thank them for sharing it with ATHENA!


You can read more about CUAS’ partnership and testimonies from students in the following three articles: