We take great care to promote equality for all people in all areas of society and to create awareness of the relevance of the categories “gender” and “diversity” at FH Campus Wien and in our teaching.
In December 2016, FH Campus Wien was awarded the “Diversitas” prize by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy. The prize money is used to implement project measures with the aim of promoting accessibility for students and an open and supportive university culture towards students and employees with disabilities and chronic diseases.
As an important sign of its commitment to diversity management, FH Campus Wien was the first university of applied sciences in Austria to sign the Diversity Charter in autumn 2011.
In 2012, the university management of FH Campus Wien decided to put a code of conduct into effect for the university of applied sciences. This also includes a commitment to equal opportunity and diversity:
FH Campus Wien recognizes the diversity and differences of the people associated with it in terms of gender, age, sexual orientation, skin color, physical and psychological abilities/disabilities and ethnic origin as special values. Internationality and cultural diversity are strategic goals of the institution. Equality and diversity principles have a prominent place in the Code of Conduct and are also anchored in the mission statement and the strategic orientation of FH Campus Wien.
To the Code of Conduct (only available in German)
In the lecture evenings of the Department Gender & Diversity Management, topics from the areas of gender mainstreaming, advancement of women, diversity management, trans and interculturality are discussed by experts. The aim is to present current statements on societal challenges for discussion and to contribute to an exchange between people in teaching, research and practice.
The Gender Salons are open to all employees, students and teachers at FH Campus Wien as well as to all interested parties. Registration is free of charge and open to the public.
The department also organizes meetings, sometimes in cooperation with external institutions, on relevant content-related focal points such as gender mainstreaming and advancement of women, work with boys’ and men’s research, diversity management.
A look back at previous conferences (selection):
Social diversity and social participation are the focus of the movie nights in cooperation with the film festival TRANSITION: international queer minorities film festival and this human world: international human rights film festival. Talks with experts after the films enable the audience to discuss the film, social and legal issues, etc. Information on film festival ticket prices can be found on the festival websites.
The Movie Nights are open to all employees, students and teachers at FH Campus Wien as well as to all interested parties. Simply register to attend the Movie Nights free of charge.
Lecture evenings and seminars are offered for students and graduates of technical subjects, the content of which aims to make it easier for women to start their careers and to support them in their professional advancement.
The aim is also to offer a networking platform for women* in technology as part of these events.
In 2015, FH Campus Wien was awarded the basic certificate as a "family-friendly employer". During the subsequent three-year project period, numerous measures were implemented to support employees and students with children or care obligations. After successful external auditing, the FH received the full certificate of the state quality mark "family-friendly university" in 2018 - this certificate was awarded to the FH again in 2021 after examination by an external auditing body.
Currently, the Gender & Diversity Management department, the management and the ÖH student representation are working on the implementation of further offers and activities within the framework of the current audit period 2021 to 2024. Among other things, the following have already been implemented:
Your contact person for concerns:
FH-Prof.in Mag.a Ulrike Alker, MA
Peojectleader University and Family Audit
You want to apply for the degree program and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction?
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann
Gender & Diversity Management
T: +43 1 606 68 77-6142
You can also contact the Equal Opportunity Office, especially if you have legal questions: Equal Opportunity Office - Info and Contact
Equal opportunity and non-discrimination are the core values at FH Campus Wien. The Equal Opportunity Office was set up to promote this.
It is the contact point for discrimination problems at FH Campus Wien in relation to gender, disability, age, ethnicity, religion/belief, sexual orientation.
The Equal Opportunity Office provides legal information and consultation on:
It was set up to promote equal opportunity for everyone associated with FH Campus Wien and to counteract discrimination.
The Equal Opportunity Office is available for all
of FH Campus Wien.
Issues are treated confidentially. Ms. Mag.a Levai-Dalbauer is independent in her function and not subject to instructions.
Issues are treated confidentially. Ms Mag.a Levai-Dalbauer is independent in her function and not subject to instructions.
Lilian Levai-Dalbauer is a legal advisor in the field of anti-discrimination and a certified mediator. Since May 2013, she has been working in the advice center for people affected by racism at the ZARA association, where she is responsible for, among other things, providing legal advice and support in law enforcement. She also holds workshops focusing on raising awareness, civil courage and anti-discrimination law.
Equal opportunity for everyone and a life together without discrimination are the core values at FH Campus Wien.
At the FH Campus Wien, in addition to the toilets marked F and M, there are also some unisex toilets at the main campus and at the Kelsenstraße location. These can be used by all people, regardless of their gender identity.
They should be safe places where - as everywhere in the house - there is respectful behavior.
For countless people, the facilities behind a toilet door are more important than the "for women - for men" label on the door. And for some people, an exclusively two-gender system does not allow them space or choice when choosing a restroom because of their gender identity - such as inter* or intersex, non-binary, genderfluid (PDF 196 KB), trans* students and staff.
The introduction of the official gender classifications diverse, open (in January 2019) as well as inter or a complete deletion of the entry (2020) in Austria for intergender people is a visible sign of the fact that a dual system falls short. "Restrooms for all" - together with toilets for women and men - offer all people the choice to use the toilet that suits them best.
Unisex restrooms can be found at:
A lockable single shower and locker room is located on the gym level:
FH Campus Wien has offered an annual pre-qualification course as part of the AMS FiT program since 2010. This prepares participating women for technical studies.
More info on the FiT Pre-Qualification
Refresher courses in subjects such as mathematics, physics, etc. are offered in the summer for first-semester students of certain (technology) courses.
More info and dates on the bridging courses
Interested parties, applicants and first-semester students have the opportunity to network with a higher-semester student from certain technical degree programs. This personal and individual support from experienced students is intended to clarify questions and facilitate the entry into a technology degree program.
This course, sponsored by the Vienna Social Fund, is aimed at asylum seekers with tertiary education. Reaching the German level B2 creates the prerequisites for nostrification in the field of health or the continuation of technical courses that have already been started.
Implementation (Educational Leave)
Project Manager FiT (Women in Technology) (Parental Leave)
Projekt Manager Nurses4Vienna; Social Work Care and Support