Continuing education and support for teaching staff

In addition to a broad programme of teaching development projects, UAS BFI Vienna also offers lecturers a range of training opportunities and support.

Online training for lecturers

Lecturers also have to cope with competing pressures on their time. This is why UAS BFI Vienna was one of the first universities of applied sciences in Austria to increasingly offer online continuing education activities for lecturers. In the 2020 summer semester we will deliver eight of our lecturer continuing education modules in pure e-learning formats.

Learning e-teaching through e-learning

Our online training modules enable lecturers to learn about e-teaching tools first-hand. The modules feature instructional videos, quizzes, online practice tasks and assignments as well as online tutoring and web conferencing.

We achieved notable success with one group of lecturers who, due to family and professional commitments, were previously underrepresented at development activities but can now participate in greater numbers: For female part-time lecturers online training makes it much easier to take advantage of our continuing education activities.

Professional Teaching Certificate

The university recognises the contribution that lecturers make by participating in training activities and awards certificates to lecturers who have completed many hours of teacher training.

UAS BFI Vienna awards two levels of certification:

  • Professional Teaching Certificate: awarded to lecturers who have completed 31 hours of training
  • Expert in Professional Teaching: awarded to lecturers who have completed an additional 22 hours of training and development activities.

Lecturers receive their certificates at an annual ceremony.


UAS BFI Vienna has a higher-education teaching and learning expert, an e-learning officer and an IT-system administrator who provide our full- and part-time lectures with advice and assistance in a variety of areas including:

  • Developing concepts for face-to-face and online teaching
  • Writing learning outcomes and reviewing ECTS descriptions
  • Moodle support (course administration, Moodle course design, setting up Moodle modules)
  • Developing assessment methods/e-assessment
  • Contributing to reviewing or redesigning degree programmes
  • Developing teaching innovation projects
  • Quality assurance for teaching
  • Coaching and onboarding of lecturers
  • Know-how and knowledge transfer