The International Network for Educational Exchange (INEX) is constantly expanding and including new outstanding partners of various fields. Together we focus on achieving our mission to “identify, inspire, educate and empower change makers”.
Please find a selection of project partners directly contributing to INEX programs below:
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) seeks to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the 21st century. UNESCO is the lead agency for the implementation of the decade, has served as patron for INEX programs and awarded INEX for its innovative initiatives for sustainable development.
BMWFW is the highest administrative and planning institution of the Republic of Austria for schools, higher education (including 22 universities and institutes of higher education, 18 universities of applied sciences and 11 private universities) and adult education, for scientific research and international affairs in the field of science, for the Federal museums and for the protection of historical monuments. INEX and the Ministry of Science and Research have formed a strong partnership in the field of Education for Sustainable Development and together work on the implementation of the Austrian Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development.
AIT is strategically positioned as a key player in the Austrian and European innovation system by performing applied research for and enabling the market exploitation of innovative infrastructure related solutions. This functionality of “bridging the gap between research and technology commercialisation” is seen as a fundamental role for commercialisation of new technologies and strengthening economic development.
Being a European model project, Danube University Krems combines high quality in education, research and consulting with excellent customer orientation and service. More than 5,000 students from 70 countries are enrolled in over 150 academic courses. The university is the largest provider of postgraduate continuing education in Austria and it is committed to international aspects and to cultural diversity along the lines of education and research. Focusing on postgraduate education Danube University Krems figures as a partner in INEX higher-level education programs in Vienna.
MODUL University Vienna is an international private university in Austria owned by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest provider of private education in Austria. Since 2007 it now offers cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate education (BBA, MSc, and MBA study programs) in the areas of tourism & hospitality management, public governance, and sustainable development. MODUL University Vienna has identified sustainability as one of its key principles, therefore it represents an integral part of the curriculum and research agenda. The solar panels, pellet heating system and recycling system in the university building are evidence of sustainable living and thinking within the university. In 2011 INEX welcomed the MODUL University Vienna in its partner network.
The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development is the regional network for research, education and knowledge interactions on questions related to regional and trans-regional sustainable development. A network of currently 117 RCEs worldwide constitute the Global Learning Space for Sustainable Development. Together, these individual RCEs aspire to achieve the goals of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by translating its global objectives into the context of the local communities in which they operate.
The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics. INEX has collaborated with the University of Vienna for many years. Since 2009 the University of Vienna is part of the Viennese project consortium for INEX initiatives. Professor Thomas Bauer is part of the INEX Advisory Board.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the Alma Mater Viridis, sees itself as an education and research centre for renewable resources, which are a necessity for human life. With its wide range of areas of expertise it is the task of BOKU to contribute significantly to the protection of life resources for future generations. With a connection between natural sciences, engineering and economics, BOKU is trying to deepen the knowledge of an ecologically and economically sustainable use of natural resources in a cultivated landscape.
The Latin American University of Science and Technology, ULACIT, is a private non-profit institution, with its campus in downtown San José, Costa Rica. It is dedicated to the cultivation of liberally educated professionals and embodies its founding principles in the diversity of the college community and its commitment to the common good, intellectual openness, and international character. ULACIT is one of Costa Rica’s leading business schools, the only fully bilingual university of the country and has been the academic host of the INEX Summer University in Costa Rica since 2005.
With about 26,800 students from Austria and abroad, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. Studying at WU is an attractive choice for many students. WU’s close ties to the corporate world and the resulting excellent job prospects, along with the wide range of programs available and the positive experiences of its graduates, all contribute to a success reflected in the following statistics: over 6,000 first year students per year, an average student population of 26,800, about 1,600 graduates annually and around 90 doctoral degrees awarded per year.
For nearly 200 years, TU Vienna has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. With its 17,000 enrolled students and more than 4,000 staff members TU Vienna is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. Through its mission it is focusing on „technology for people“, research that develops scientific excellence“ and teaching that „enhances comprehensive competence“.
IG Passivhaus Austria is a network with 320 members of different professions, including architects, designers, builders, companies and research institutes. The primary goal of IG Passivhaus Austria is to establish the Passivhaus in public perception as well as to bring it forward as common standard in civil engineering. In this sense they are actively paving the way to energy efficiency and comfort of living respecting environmental aspects as well. IG Passivhaus is a non-profit association. Its network members are sharing the same vision as INEX and form a strong partnership for the Green. Building. Solutions. program in Vienna.
The FH Campus Vienna has been a University of Applied Sciences since 2004 – currently more than 4.500 students in over 50 bachelor’s and master’s programes in the fields of Applied Life Sciences, Engineering, Building and Design, Health, Social Work, and Public Sector are building a secure professional future for themselves. Since 2009 most of the bachelor’s and master’s programes take place in one of Austria´s most modern college buildings in Vienna’s 10th district.
Passivhaus Austria is a network for information, quality and education in the passive house sector. It was founded as a competence network of passive house experts as architects, consultants, constructors, developers, producers of building components and educational institutes. Our targets are the strengthening and spreading of the passive house concept. The close connection to the Passive House Institute and the international Passive House Association guaranties its competence and independence.