Since the early 1990s, there has been a great interest in and commitment to international programmes driven by the wish to infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research and service missions at the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich (PHOOE). Hence, our institution is involved in a range of activities: student, staff, and teacher staff exchange, cross-border research collaboration, and international projects, both as leader or participant, dealing with topics concerning societal and educational challenges.Our cooperation network embraces a high number of European countries as well as Georgia, Bielorussia and Israel.
We see the internationalisation of our institution as a dynamic process requiring a permanently reflective attitude going beyond merely counting the number of student and staff exchange or of research projects having been put into practice. It is not an end but a means to achieve several goals:
The Institute of Cooperation and Study Programmes at PHOOE is responsible for enhancing the internationalisation process in close cooperation with the rectorate as well as the different department leaders.