The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is carrying out the Student Social Survey 2015 on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW).

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 spring 2015, all students in Austria received an e-mail from their higher education institution inviting them to participate in the online survey.

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 results of the current survey were published in spring 2016.

Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Student Social Survey can be found in our FAQs.

Should you have any further questions, feel something is unclear or encounter any technical problems, please also do not hesitate to contact us personally either by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on +43-1-59991-158.


The Social Survey 2015 Team



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