The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN) is the epitome of a knowledge-based society whose performance depends primarily on highly qualified and motivated people. Dynamism and growth characterise our working world. Our success is mainly determined by our committed employees. The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt is an innovative employer that is distinguished by interdisciplinary co-operation, continuous development, many different work schedule models, flat hierarchies and numerous opportunities for further training.
Focus on Employees
Universities of the future will need outstanding employees who are willing to go the proverbial extra mile. At the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt you will find the challenges and liberties you need to develop your ideas and talents. And, of course, the targeted support that will help you in pursuing these. We invest heavily in the sustainable development of high achievers, especially in teaching and research. Our priority is to help our experts develop their specific scientific competencies.
A structured onboarding process enables new employees to quickly find their feet at our university. We promote our employees’ potential and development with continuing education programmes that are targeted at specific groups.
As an employer, we also offer – together with selected partners such as the Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHK, Fachhochschul-Konferenz) – a comprehensive continuing education programme for our employees in areas such as university didactics, communication and leading discussions in teaching, competence-based performance assessment and the support and assessment of scientific work.
University & Family
The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN) is committed to balancing family and career and, therefore, took part in the university and family audit initiated by the Federal Ministry for Families and Youth. Balancing family and career presents a challenge not only for employees but also for managers.
FHWN would like to constantly implement further sustainable measures in the field of work-family balance, family friendliness and the compatibility of career and private life. The measures focus on improving the overall conditions for employees and students with dependents.
Why is the FHWN concerned with family friendliness?
Addressing the issue of family friendliness has enabled FHWN to position itself as a modern employer, thereby contributing to Wiener Neustadt’s image as an attractive university location. With an increasingly culturally diverse workforce and the flexibility of working hours and locations, we are equipped to handle the major challenges of globalisation, such as demographic changes and a resulting shortage of skilled workers.
Dual Career Service
"In order to be able to offer a new home to excellent scientists at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, we need to provide not only attractive work but also offer them support as they relocate. The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt is, therefore, actively involved in relevant initiatives and has joined forces with the Dual Career Service to form a regional network. The goal is to support scientists in their new professional and personal lives as well as their partners in exploring hiring opportunities."
“The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN) sees itself as a diverse and welcoming institution, which is characterised by different personalities, working methods and scientific perspectives. It is aware of its great diversity, which it sees as an advantage and potential for future development. Diversity should be encouraged in all areas and at all levels of the university, and it should be consciously perceived by all university members and students as an important and integral part of the institution," says Mag. (FH), Mag. iur. Peter Erlacher, Management/Chief Operating Officer of FHWN. For this reason, FHWN is also committed to the Diversity Charter, an initiative to promote respect for all members of society, regardless of their gender, age, origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, or any physical or mental disability. This pays respect to the diversity we encourage, whereby acceptance, esteem and mutual trust should be anchored even more strongly in our corporate culture."
University and family audit
"The compatibility of family and teaching, career or studies increases motivation and commitment, and, ultimately, the overall success of the institution. The audit process evaluates existing measures and identifies new possibilities and strategies.
The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt is committed to reconciling family and career and, therefore, took part in the university and family audit initiated by the Federal Ministry for Families and Youth. Balancing family and career presents a challenge not only for employees but also for managers."
Deeds, not words
"Deeds, not words" is an Austrian initiative that has been active since the beginning of the 1990s and has set itself the goal of improving the situation of women and men in the working world through a strict policy of gender equality. The initiative focuses on the promotion of women and families in business and the promotion of young entrepreneurs. The Lower Austrian state competition for the "most family-friendly business" comprises several stages, and the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt succeeded in all of them. The findings of an online questionnaire were used to evaluate the visible entrepreneurial commitment, which was confirmed by a local inspection. An independent jury consisting of representatives of IV Family [an organisation promoting the family in Lower Austria], the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government, the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Lower Austrian Industry, the Lower Austrian AMS [employment centres], the Lower Austrian Chamber of Labour and the Lower Austrian National Council selected the companies in Lower Austria as being most family-friendly."