Course-providing body

The non-profit Fachhochschule des BFI Wien Gesellschaft m.b.H. (roughly the equivalent of a private limited company) acts as the course-providing body. In April 2002 our institution was accredited as a Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences).

The advantages of being organised as an FH are as follows:

  • the authorisation to award academic degrees
  • students are allowed to take part in the FH Supervisory Council's decision-making


The BFI Vienna (Berufsförderungsinstitut Wien / Vocational Training Institute Vienna) is the sole shareholder of the FH BFI Vienna. For more than forty years, the bfi Vienna has been actively promoting education and further education programmes which help turn employees into highly qualified skilled employees who can rest sure of their positions in business.

As one of the first Austrian adult education institutions, the bfi Vienna has been certified according to ISO 9001 for its quality management system.

FH Supervisory Council (FH-Kollegium)*

The FH Supervisory Council is in charge of the execution and the organisation of teaching and exams. It consists of its head – Andreas Breinbauer, the programme directors, representatives of teaching and research faculty and student representatives. The collegium convenes at least twice a year.

* pursuant to § 10 Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz (Universities of Applied Sciences Act)


The FH BFI Vienna is also a member of:

the Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (Österreichische Fachhochschulkonferenz)






Since 2017 University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.