Qualification Assessment of University Professors

"An unlimited extension of the appointment by the rector shall only be permissible after a qualification assessment. The qualification assessment shall focus on the quality of the research performance and the teaching performance of the past five years. The qualification assessment shall conform to international, competitive standards." (section 99, para. 3 of the Universities Act)

At the University of Vienna, the qualification assessment is carried out as an individual procedure on the basis of at least two external expert opinions from international peers and a report from the dean based on an application and a written performance report from the university professor filing the application, as well as other materials. Further information on the procedure of the qualification assessment of university professors in accordance with section 99, para. 3 of the Universities Act can be found in the following documents, resp. the intranet.


Mag. Dr. Michael Hofer

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