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Career development in Austria

Austrian Network for Dual Career

Zur Sicherung der Exzellenz und Steigerung der Attraktivität der österreichischen Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftsstandorte haben sich eine Reihe von

  • Universitäten,
  • Fachhochschulen,
  • weitere tertiäre Bildungs- sowie Forschungseinrichtungen,
  • regionale Netzwerke sowie
  • Institutionen, die mit der Thematik „Dual Career“ befasst sind,

zum nationalen Netzwerk Austrian Network for Dual Career (ANDC) zusammengeschlossen.

Austrian Career Service Centres

The Austrian Career Service Centeres offer transferable skills training and activities to broaden your career perspective. Career Services Austria (in German only) is the umbrella organisation of nine career planning and advising units at Austrian universities. Here you will find the members.

Further Career Service Centres at Austrian universities:

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

Career Services Austria

The Austrian Business Agency (ABA)

offers a wide range of services for Austrians abroad to make their repatriation process as easy and transparent as possible. The three thematic areas of services include family and partners, job search and networking on a personal and professional level.

The following services are offered:

  • Consultation on setting up a business, business licenses and  funding options, pension funds, as well as tax and labor law matters. 
  • Assistance with general questions about moving, easy access to authorities, Handy signature, co-insurance of family members, etc.
  • Comprehensive information on living in Austria, the health care system, insurance and labor law can be found on the Work-in-Austria website and the Essential Guide is available for free download here.  
  • Support with the application for a residence title or the RWR card for partners of Austrians in the case of third-country citizenship.
  • Dual Career opportunities
  • Strong network to stakeholders in business and science, recruiters and headhunters or JobCoaches.
  • Every month a community meeting is organised in Vienna, where Austrians abroad who are currently visiting their home country and those who have already returned can meet and exchange ideas.
  • Private LinkedIn group as a communication platform

All services are tailor-made and adapted to the individual needs. The Key Account Expats is the central point of contact for questions regarding every phase of the repatriation process, even if the center of life is still abroad.

For questions or specific inquiries, please contact directly:

Katja Otter

Key Account Expats


Training, Coaching & Mentoring

Here you can find an overview of different offers in the area of training, coaching and mentoring in Austria.

Service for Start-ups


The Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (aws) is the promotional bank of the Austrian federal government and is 100% owned by the Republic of Austria.

With aws First Incubator, the aws support young, innovative people on their way to having their first very own company – with a dash of entrepreneurial spirit, with guidance and resources, and with professional coaching and financial support, and with the aws first community and a network of experts.


As a business incubator, INiTS has set itself the goal of increasing the probability of success of start-ups in the Vienna area. INiTS supports young entrepreneurs in turning their ideas into a fast-growing and successful business.

The INiTS SCALEup Programme is an incubation programme of academic incubators and is aimed at students, researchers, scientists and spin-offs from Austrian academic and scientific institutions. Registration for a first interview is possible online at any time.