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Baseline-study on the situation of human rights education in higher education

Funded by the Federal Ministry for Science and Research; in cooperation with the Uni-ETC


Project summary:

The United Nations’ World Programme for Human Rights Education aims to foster human rights education, between 2010 and 2014 especially in higher education. Thus an Action Plan was established which provides concrete goals and strategies.

The current implementation of human rights education in higher education in Austria will be evaluated with a baseline study. After desk research the teaching and scientific staff at universities, private universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education is interviewed with an online questionnaire. Based on this information good practices will be collected and recommendations will be developed. The results of the baseline study will be presented at a dissemination conference.


Project dates:

July 2011 - December 2011



Wolfgang Benedek (project manager)

Eva Bravc

Lisa Heschl

Anna Leichtfried

Nora Scheucher