For many years now the OeAD-GmbH, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research, has provided support for relations between Austria and China. Since 2010 the OeAD has been able to provide support to a total of 43 outgoing mobility activities and a further 186 incoming mobility activities. Since 2010 the number of Chinese students studying at Austrian universities has doubled from 528 to 1,108 and since 2002 the number studying at technical colleges has increased almost tenfold from 9 to 88.2
The Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) was established in 2001 with the objective of developing an educational network for Austrian universities, universities of applied sciences and other educational institutions in Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. Over the last 15 years, the EPU has grown and now has over 150 member universities. 59 of these higher education institutions are in China and 41 in Austria.
Each year the network supports over 50 scientific projects in the fields of technology, natural sciences, humanities, art and music. The diversity of projects that EPU supports is not just down to the large number of partner universities but also thanks to the undying efforts of the individual researchers who actually make these projects possible.
The second pillar of the EPU is its scholarship programmes, since 2015 these programmes have been embedded within the Ernst Mach Programme. These programmes make it possible for Chinese PhD students and postdocs, once they have successfully gone through the selection procedure, to carry out research at the highest level in Austria.
The OeAD’s knowledge map lists more than 2,750 examples of cooperation in science and research worldwide. Currently some 303 of these are with China.
The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) supports the exchange of knowledge between partner universities in the member countries in Europe and South-East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). The main activity of the network is the organization and financial support of the exchange of scientists and postgraduates and the transfer of knowledge associated with this.
The selection of the candidates takes place locally by Austrian university professors.
Applications are open to graduates in the field of music, postgraduates who have obtained a master degree (including master thesis) or a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree).
ASEA-UNINET currently includes over 80 universities in 20 countries.
For more general information on studying in Austria, please see Study in Austria.