The faculty participates in several research foci, platforms, centres and doc-colleges of the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck.

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FSP EPoS Economy, Politics & Society

Research Platform Centre Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Innsbruck (CGI)

Research Area "Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts"

Current research projects

Gruppe von Menschen an Schreibtisch und einer Person an einer Pinnwand

Empow­er­ing First-in-Fam­ily Stu­dents tran­si­tion­ing into Grad­u­ate Employ­ment

This research project examines the biographical trajectories of first-in-family (FiF) students, i.e. those who are the first in their family to complete a degree programme. The study sheds light on the challenges and inequalities of FiF students in their transition to the labour market, which have hardly been investigated to date. The comparative country study (AUT-AUS) provides recommendations for national higher education policy to improve support measures for FiF students at universities.

Junge Menschen präsentieren Ideen am Flipchart

Sci­en­tific mon­i­tor­ing of the Euro­pean Sol­i­dar­ity Corps

On behalf of the OeAD, the LuF "Youth, Generations and Education Research" provides scientific support for the EU European Solidarity Corps (ESK) programme in Austria. Since 2018, the ESK has been promoting the involvement of young people in projects and activities that benefit the community. The participants are interviewed on an ongoing basis. Among other things, the research focuses on the effects of the activities on volunteers and the project environment.

Jugendliche sitzend an einem Tisch

Sci­en­tific mon­i­tor­ing of Eras­mus+ Youth

The LuF "Youth, Generation and Education Research" is scientifically monitoring the EU Erasmus+ Youth programme in Austria on behalf of the OeAD. Together with the research network RAY (Research-based analysis of Erasmus+ Youth), programme participants and managers will be surveyed online three times from 2021 to 2027. The evaluation focuses on the Erasmus programme priorities (inclusion and diversity; environment and combating climate change; digital change; participation in democratic life).

Jugendliche sitzend an einem Tisch

Interim eval­u­a­tion of the Euro­pean Sol­i­dar­ity Corps

On behalf of the Republic of Austria, the LuF "Youth, Generations and Education Research" is preparing a report on the implementation and impact of the EU youth programme European Solidarity Corps (ESK) in Austria. The evaluation (period 2014 to 2023) is based on data obtained from three expert interviews with representatives of the Federal Chancellery, the head of the ESK division at the OeAD, as well as regional youth officers and questionnaire surveys.

Jugendliche sitzend an einem Tisch

Interim eval­u­a­tion of Eras­mus+ Youth

On behalf of the Republic of Austria, the LuF "Youth, Generations and Education Research" is preparing the report required by the EU on the implementation and impact of the EU Erasmus+ Youth programme in Austria. The evaluation covers the period from 2014 to 2023 and is based on studies on the long-term effects of Erasmus+ Youth on participation and citizenship and on the impact of the corona pandemic on youth work. The results of a questionnaire survey are also included.

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Mon­i­tor­ing & eval­u­a­tion of a par­tic­i­pa­tory method by YEP as part of the #DemokratieMachtSchule project

As part of the accompanying research project for the #DemokratieMachtSchule programme, the effect of the participatory YEP methodology is being investigated. In this programme, young people at Austrian schools are invited to contribute their ideas to help shape the school curricula themselves. They will be surveyed several times in 2023 and 2024.

Drei Kreise, die sich überlappen mit unerschiedlichen Farben/Flaggen von Ukraine und Österreich.

The qua­lity of pre­school teachers’ trai­ning in Austria and Ukrai­ne: A com­pa­ra­tive ana­ly­sis

As part of a cooperation project between Austria (University of Innsbruck, FH Campus Wien) and Ukraine (Drohobych Ivan Franko Pedagogical University, Korolenko National Pedagogical University), the quality of training in both countries will be comprehensively recorded and analyzed through analyses of curricula, surveys of prospective educational professionals and educational professionals already working in preschools, as well as through guided interviews with persons in charge at universities and directors of educational institutions for early childhood education (BAfEP), and the results of both countries will be compared.

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