ÖPUK

  • > Nom de l’organisation / Name of the organization:
  • Austrian Private University Conference (Ósterreichische Privatuniversitaten Konferenz)- ÓPUK
  • > Date de création/ Date of creation:
  • 2009
  • > Statut / Status:
  • Association, registe red according to Austrian Law
  • > Regles de renouvellement / Renewal rules:
  • None
  • > Budget / Budget:
  • 39.000€
  • > Nombre de membres / Number of members:
  • 13
  • > Dont nombre de membres bénéficiant d’au moins une accréditation internationale (EQUIS, EPAS, AACSB, EUR-ACE)/ Including membcrs with at lcast onc intcrnational
    accrcditation (EQUIS, EPAS, AACSB, EUR-ACE):
  • 0
  • > Typologic (ingénieurs, management, design, architecture … ) / Typology (engineers, business, design, architecture, … ):
  • medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, psychology, psychotherapy, health scicnces, business, law, design and entreprcneurship, theology, philosophy, music ami art.
  • > Nombre d’étudiants (en chiffres et en% des effectifs des étudiants inscrits dans le privé) / Number of students (in figures aiHI in % of students enrolled in the private Higher education system):
  • 14,500 (4% of al! students in Austria)
  • > Nombre d’apprcntis / Number of trainees:
  • 3.133 (all employees)
  • > Nombre de diplomés (2016-2017) / Numbcr of graduates (2016-2017):
  • 2.107
  • > Diplomes délivrés par les membres (bachelors, masters … ) / Diplomas dclivcrcd by the members Bachelors, Masters … ):
  • Bachelor: 1.032, Masters: 752; Diploma studies (old system, fading out): 128; Doctoral studies: 41
  • >Nombre de partenaires académiques internationaux 1 Numbcr of intcrnational academic partners:
  • ÓPUK does not havc any international partners yet
  • > Moyenne des frais de scolarité des membres / Average tuition fees of members:
  • varies significantly; between € 720 p.a. and € 120,000 p.a. (we do not have an average figure)
  • > Liens avec I’Etat: l’organisation que vous présidez et ses membres bénéficient-ils de soutiens directs ou indirects ? / Connections with the State: does your organization ami its members benefit from dil’ect or indirect support?
  • ÓPUK does not rcceive any support from the State; The members, however, arepartially owned by regional or local govemments; By law private universities in Austria are not allowed to receive any money from thc federal governmcnt (except for competitive research funding ami certain projects).
  • > Coopérations avec des agenccs de certification et d’évaluation / Coopcration with certification and evaluation agencies:
  • According to Austrian law, all private universities must gct accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance ami Accrcditation Austria (renewal every 6 or up to 12 years). The Agency for Quality Assurance ami Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) is an organization affiliated and financed by the Austria u !VIinistry of Education ami Sciencc. Two members of ÓPUK are elccted to thc General Assembly of the Agency for Quality
    Assurance and Accreditation Austria, ami one member to the Board of Trustees. The General Assembly elects thc Board of AQ-Austria which makcs recommendations for accreditations of institutions ami programs to the Minister.
  • > Objectifs recherchés dans la création d’un réseau européen (mobilités, dipl6mes
    conjoints, recherche, appl’Cntissage, entrepreneuriat … ) / Objectives in the creation of a European Network (mobility, joint international degrees, research, apprenticeship, entreprcncurship … )
  • Raising the awareness for private higher education in Europe parliament; Advocating for fair competition and bctter rules when universities are offcring study programs abroad.
  • > Moyens proposés (stratégie de communication, création d’une structure, présencc d’un bureau it Bruxelles, financcment.. .) / Mcans proposed (communication stratcgy, creation of a structure, presence of an office
    in Brussels, financing … )
  • Communication strategy; exchanging lmowledge about existing regulations; exchanging expertise and international contacts of people with higher education expertise in the private sector