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Austria:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

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Overview Austria

Contents

Austria:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Austria:Historical Development

Austria:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Austria:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Austria:Political and Economic Situation

Austria:Organisation and Governance

Austria:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Austria:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Austria:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Austria:Organisation of Private Education

Austria:National Qualifications Framework

Austria:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Austria:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Austria:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Austria:Funding in Education

Austria:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Austria:Higher Education Funding

Austria:Adult Education and Training Funding

Austria:Early Childhood Education and Care

Austria:Organisation

Austria:Teaching and Learning

Austria:Assessment

Austria:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Austria:Primary Education

Austria:Organisation of Primary Education

Austria:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Austria:Assessment in Primary Education

Austria:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Austria:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Austria:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Austria:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Austria:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Austria:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Austria:Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Austria:Higher Education

Austria:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Austria:First Cycle Programmes

Austria:Bachelor

Austria:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Austria:Second Cycle Programmes

Austria:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Austria:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Austria:Adult Education and Training

Austria:Distribution of Responsibilities

Austria:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Austria:Main Providers

Austria:Main Types of Provision

Austria:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Austria:Teachers and Education Staff

Austria:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Austria:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Austria:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Austria:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Austria: Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Management and Other Education Staff

Austria:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Austria:Management Staff for Higher Education

Austria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Austria:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Quality Assurance

Austria:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Austria:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Educational Support and Guidance

Austria:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Austria:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Austria:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Austria:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Austria:Mobility and Internationalisation

Austria:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Mobility in Higher Education

Austria:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Austria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Austria:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Austria:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Austria:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Austria:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Austria:National Reforms in School Education

Austria:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Austria:National Reforms in Higher Education

Austria:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Austria:European Perspective

Austria:Legislation

Austria:Institutions

Austria:Bibliography

Austria:Glossary


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Statistics on ECEC 2013/2014


Number of children Facilities
Kindergartens 211.141 4.692
Crèches (Kinderkrippen) 27.835 1.450
Nurseries (Horte) 55.552 1.167
Mixed-age Care Facilities 38.798 1.136
Total:

333.326

children

8.445

institutions

Source: Statistics Austria-Kindertagesheime (2013/14)

Furthermore, in 2012 there were 3.005 active childcare workers, who took care of 12.196 children (no more recent data available).

Childcare ratios of the three-, four- and five-year-olds (the proportion of children being in childcare institutions, based on the same age population) over the past ten years shows that in all age categories there are significant increases. Thus, the attendance rate of three-year-olds increased from 63.8 % to 82.5%; of four-year-olds from 88.5 to 94.2% and of five-year-olds from 92.5 to 95.8 %.

More information can be accessed on the website of the Federal Ministry of Families and Youth and the website of Statistics Austria.



School Education (Primary and Secondary Level)

Statistics on School Education 2013/2014


Schools Classes Students
Compulsory general school, total 4.586 30.886 568.157
Primary schools 3.066 17.819 327.772
General secondary schools 816 4.824 94.452
New secondary schools 934 5.730 115.396
Special needs schools and classes 307 1.703 14.170
Pre-vocational schools 247 810 16.367
Academic secondary schools, total 346 8.754 203.278
Compulsory vocational schools (aprentices) 157 6.557 127.934
Secondary technical and vocational schools, total 404 2.076 46.196
Colleges for higher vocational education, total 309 5.615 135.524
Total (excl. statutes) 5.881 54.971 1.125.721

Source: Statistics Austria-Schulbesuch, year 2013/2014.

The number of pupils in primary school has decreased by 12% in the past ten years. This is mainly due to declining birth rates – a trend that can increasingly be seen in recent years in general secondary schools and new secondary schools. The lower and upper level of academic secondary school is less affected. There is also a trend towards higher/more education, which is also reflected in the increase in enrolment rates in intermediate and higher vocational schools and colleges. Compared to other EU countries, the share of 20- to 24-year-olds who have finished more than compulsory education in Austria was 86.6%, well above the EU-28 average of 80.3% (2012). In addition, attainment rates in secondary upper and tertiary level rose over the past ten years.

For further information and more details see:



Higher Education

About 377.000 students – including about 91.000 foreign students – are enrolled in tertiary educational institutions. The majority of students (80%) study at one of the 22 public universities, approximately 13% study at one of the 21 universities of applied sciences, 5% attend one of the 14 university colleges of teacher education and about 2% are enrolled at one of the 12 private universities (all data from academic year 2013/14). In the academic year 2012/13, 66.417 completed academic degrees were recorded in Austria.


Higher education institutions in Austria

Institutions (academic year 2014/15) Number of institutions
Post-secondary colleges for medical services 12
University colleges of teacher education (of which 3 private courses of teacher education) 17
Universities of applied sciences (incl. providing bodies) 21
Public universities 22
   of which universities of art and music 6
Private universities 12

Source reference:
Public universities: if no other sources cited, surveys and evidence of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
Private universities, post-secondary colleges for medical services and schools: if no other sources cited, Statistics Austria.
Schools and University Colleges of Teacher Education: Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs.
Universities of Applied Sciences: Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria.


Enrolment in degree programmes by programme level, 2014

Programme level





Universities Private universities Universities of applied sciences University colleges of teacher education  Total 
Diploma programme 82.998 796 47 0 83.841
Bachelor programme 177.936 4.081 32.349 15.393  229.759
Master programme 53.744 2.418 13.264 0 69.426
Doctoral programme 27.114 348 0 0 27.462
Total 341.792 7.643 45.660 15.393  410.488

Data status:
Public universities: 09/01/2015;
Universities of applied sciences winter term 2014;
Private universities 2013/14;
University Colleges of Teacher Education, winter term 2014.

Source: Data Warehouse Tertiary Sector of the Federal Ministry of Sciences, Research and Economy


Pupils and students, 2014


 Total   Women   Men 
Post-secondary colleges for medical services 331 258 73
University colleges of teacher education (without students in post-graduate courses) 15.393 11.929 3.464
Universities of applied sciences 43.593 20.605 22.988

   of which non-degree seeking new entrants and new entrants in tertiary courses

1.948 975 973
Public universities 298.527 157.777 140.750

   of which universities of art and music

10.811 6.200 4.611

   of which non-degree seeking new entrants and new entrants in tertiary courses

25.247 12.746 12.501
Private universities 8.086 4.973 3.113

   of which tertiary courses

443 305 138

Data status:
Public Universities: 9/01/2015;
Universities of applied sciences winter term 2014;
Private universities 2013/14;
University colleges of teacher education, winter term 2014.

For further information and more details see:

Adult Education and Training

According to Statistics Austria about 652.900 people older than 15 years of age participated in adult (further) training in 2010.

Participation in Adult Education and Training

Total

(25-64

years)

People who participated in further education in the past 12 months
formal education non-formal education informal education no further education
in 1.000 in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in % in 1.000 in %
Age








25-34 years 1.091,8 143,2 13,1 538,0 49,3 299,4 27,4 397,0 36,4
35-44 years 1.238,2 69,4 5,6 595,4 48,1 352,2 28,4 492,0 39,7
45-54 years 1.349,0 42,6 3,2 644,0 47,7 395,8 29,3 549,4 40,7
55-64 years 1.006,4 19,4 1,9 353,7 35,2 263,5 26,2 521,4 51,8
Highest completed level of education
ISCED 0-2 710,7 26,5 3,7 163,4 23,0 106,1 14,9 473,9 66,7
ISCED 3-4 3.081,2 130,0 4,2 1.366,7 44,4 798,9 25,9 1.308,7 42,5
ISCED 5-8 893,4 118,1 13,2 601,0 67,3 405,8 45,4 177,2 19,8
Working status









Employed 3.412,5 172,6 5,1 1.771,7 51,9 969,5 28,4 1.281,0 37,5
Unemployed 200,9 (13,3) (6,6) 76,9 38,3 54,0 26,9 88,0 43,8

Non-employed

persons

1.071,9 88,8 8,3 282,5 26,4 287,2 26,8 590,7 55,1
Total
4.685,3
274,6
5,9
2.131,1
45,5
1.310,8
28,0
1.959,8
41,8

Source: Statistics Austria, Participation in Adult Education (AdultEducationSurvey), 2011/2012

A study by the Austrian Institute for VET Research (Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung - öibf) and the University of Klagenfurt in 2004 showed that there were a total of 1.755 institutions providing adult and continuing education. Of these, 47% were non-profit organizations, 12%, public institutions and 37%, commercial educational providers.

There were 131.593 courses held (according] to Conference on Adult Education and Training Austria (KEBÖ, Konferenz Erwachsenenbildung Österreich) statistics) in 2012 in Austria. The total proportion of participation (not number of participants, i.e. the same participant is counted twice if s/he took part in two courses) in 2012 amounted to approximately 3.07 million.