Career development

Working in Europe | Career Development | Austria

Career service units support students and graduates of the respective organisation in career related topics. Contact details and websites of all Austrian Career Service Centres (23.88 KB)

Career Services Austria (in German only ) is the umbrella organisation of nine career planning and advising units at Austrian universities. Members can be found here.


Further Career Service Centres at Austrian universities:

Career Center of the University of Salzburg (in German only)

Career Service Centre of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) (in German only)

Alumni Club of the Danube University Krems (mainly in German)


Career service in the field of Life Sciences can be found at (in German only).


Dual Career Service


Also partners of researchers need support. There are networks and special services for partners at Austrian universities and research institutions available:

  • The main purpose of the Dual Career Service Support is the networking of member organisations from the research and scientific domain in the greater area of Vienna to improve the support for dual career couples. The target group for counselling are the partners of recent (or ongoing) senior research staff appointments of member organisations. This service takes place in close coordination with the Dual Career Service Vienna - Lower Austria - Upper Austria .



Researchers' Career Grants offered by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The funding comprises interview grants, relocation grants and dual career grants for researchers from abroad who want to start or continue their career in Austria.

Dual career grants support activities to integrate partners into the Austrian job market (career advice, language courses, trainings etc.).

Further information:


Literature about Dual Career Service:
Dual Career - Ihr kriegt uns nur als Paar (in German; Die Zeit, March 2017)



Euraxess Austria is partner in the EU project EURAXESS TOP III "Making European research careers more attractive by developing new services and enhancing the current services of the EURAXESS network", Task "Career Management: The experienced researcher”.