Annual Student Conference (HUMINT)

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In addition to a conventional semester abroad, students have the chance to collaborate with students from various countries and gain international experience in these international weeks. Multinational working groups examine a particular question and then present their findings.

The Student Conference on "Diversity Management" is organised by the network partners HUMINT (Human Resources International). HUMINT was created in March 2010 with the aim to facilitate European teaching and learning experience for university staff and students. It takes place annually in November and is hosted by another partner university every year.

The HUMINT Network 2023 Student Conference kicks off with a mandatory virtual session and continues in attendance Nov. 20-24 at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The in-person program starts Monday evening and ends Friday around noon.

The topic is "Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace" with the following subtopics: Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Religion, Ethnicity. Students work in an internationally composed working group on a case study related to one of these topics. A poster presentation of the results will conclude the student conference.

Each participating institution also sends a lecturer to supervise a case study.


There are a total of 10 places available. The first 5 spots will be awarded in mid-July, and applications will be accepted until July 7. Another 5 places will be awarded in October.

Application deadline is 01.10.2023

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  • Working language: English
  • Programme of social events available
  • Absence due to participation in an IW is excused if this would result in overall attendance in a particular course falling below 70%.
  • A completed International Week is recognised for courses specified in advance.
  • The participation fee includes accommodation Mon-Fri, lunch and some social activities.
  • Students have to organise travel to and from the event themselves.

Green mobility grant

The UAS BFI Vienna and Erasmus+ support climate-conscious travel.

Financial support

This Student Conference can be funded as Erasmus+ Blended Mobility.



Target group

UAS students of the BA programmes European Economy and Business Management and Work Design and HR Management

How to apply

The process comprises several steps:

1. Application via our Mobility Online applications platform.
2. Transfer of a deposit to the university’s bank account (the deposit will be refunded if your application is rejected, but not if you withdraw your application)
3. Selection and approval of applicants by the respective degree programme director
4. Payment of the fee (less the deposit) into the university’s bank account

Travel and accommodation

  • Participants must organise travel to and from the event themselves.
  • Travel costs are not included in the fee.
  • The host institution usually organises dormitory accommodation at youth hostels or budget hotels in double or shared rooms.
  • The UAS BFI Vienna supports a trip with environmentally friendly means of transport with EUR 100. The details can be found in the information sheet in the download area.


  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity

Return and recognition

After completing all of the compulsory elements of the Student Conference , you will receive confirmation of attendance from the host institution. You must then submit an application for recognition of the IW to your degree programme director.


Redtenbacher, Claudia

International coordination, staff mobility, international weeks

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