The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is carrying out the Student Social Survey 2023 on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

The survey, which has been carried out at regular intervals since the 1970s and covers a wide spectrum of topics relating to the social situation of students, is one of the most important sources of information and a key decision basis for higher education policy in Austria.

The survey is being supervised by a project advisory board containing representatives of the Universities Austria Association (uniko), the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria (FHK), the Rectors’ Conference of Austrian Universities of Education (RÖPH), the Conference of Austrian Private Universities (ÖPUK), the Austrian Union of Students (ÖH), the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) and the Austrian Science Board.

In May 2023, all students in Austria received an e-mail from their higher education institution inviting them to participate in the online survey.

The results of the survey will be published in summer 2024.

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The Social Survey 2023 Team


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