Peer Learning Seminar on the Quality of Staff Training Mobility in Higher Education

Cross-border mobility of university staff is being perceived as an increasingly important value over the past years. Ongoing international discussions demonstrate the need for structured and strategic approaches towards this topic. The professional development of both teaching and non-teaching staff is essential to the success of internationalisation processes at the universities and can contribute towards integrating non-mobile groups of students as part of ‘internationalisation at home’ concepts.

Staff training opportunities started to be funded under the Erasmus program from 2007. As a consequence of the continuous growth of staff mobility the need for a strategic approach to the quality of mobility has increasingly gained relevance. Career development structures can significantly benefit from an interface with the strategic alignment of international activities. Therefore this peer-learning seminar will focus on staff training opportunities with a particular focus on linking internationalisation strategies of higher education institutions with human resource development.

This event is organised by the Austrian National Agency Erasmus+ Education with support from National Agencies from Germany, Estonia, and Poland.

Date and Venue

18 – 20 September 2019

Arcotel Wimberger Vienna
Neubaugürtel 34-36, 1070 Wien


The Austrian National Agency will cover the costs for up to two nights (18–20 September 2019) and make reservations with the hotel for all participants who have stated in the registration form they need accommodation. In case you want to stay longer (either before or after the seminar), please contact the hotel and make own arrangements.

Getting to the hotel by public transport

The underground U-Bahn line 6 station "Burggasse/Stadthalle" and stops for trams on line 6, 9, 18 and 49 are located directly opposite the ARCOTEL Wimberger. By foot you can reach the Westbahnhof in 5 minutes with another link to the public transport network.

From Vienna’s train stations to the hotel

From the central station: Take tram line 18 to the terminus "Burggasse-Stadthalle". From Westbahnhof: The hotel is a 5 minutes walking distance away. Alternatively, you can take tram line 18 or underground U-Bahn line 6 to "Burggasse/Stadthalle".

From Vienna airport to the hotel

With the airport bus to Westbahnhof. From there to hotel, see the instructions above. Alternatively, you can take the S-Bahn (commuter train) or City Airport Train (CAT) to Wien Mitte railway station and from there the underground U-Bahn line 3 towards "Ottakring" to "Westbahnhof". From there, proceed as described above.