Österreichische Universitätenkonferenz

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Universities Austria
Mailing address: 
Floragasse 7/7, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Elisabeth Fiorioli
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Secretary General
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Nadine Shovakar
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Policy Advisor for International Affairs
Focal point 1 - Email: 
Focal point 2 - Name: 
Petra Wejwar
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Policy Advisor for Research Management
Focal point 2 - Email: 
Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Universities Austria (uniko) is the voice of the 21 Austrian public universities. Along with its members, uniko develops positions which shape and influence the current and future agenda for higher education. Its purpose is to collectively strengthen the universities’ role and purpose in the economy and society. Universities Austria provides support to the universities in the fulfilment of their tasks and responsibilities, and thus fosters the advancement of Science and Art.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Universities Austria has thus launched its project MORE which aims at providing a space for reflection to refugees where one can find out whether university studies are an option for the future. MORE offers academic and artistic courses and seminars at Austrian universities to refugees and asylum seekers for free. The language of instruction is either German or English. MORE courses are available at all of the 21 public universities and in every university town in Austria. They cover various academic and artistic fields as well as training in the German language. You can find more information on our website: www.more-uni.at