The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) aims to create optimal framework conditions for schools, universities as well as higher education and research institutions, and at international levels represents the interests of Austria as a centre of education, science and research.

Key goals of the BMBWF include

  • supporting structural change by promoting (higher) education, research, technology and innovation,
  • supporting and promoting the European Research Area,
  • promoting international cooperation and competition and supporting scientific institutions with the development of their strategic locational competence and enhancing their profile,
  • promoting the training of highly-qualified personnel at universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes.


Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Minoritenplatz 5
1014 Wien