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Bologna Process & ECTS Credits

The essential pillars of the Bologna Process are:

  • Introduction of a system of easily understandable and comparable qualifications (Diploma Supplement):
    Diploma Supplements (issued in German and English) are automatically and free of charge provided to all graduates of CAMPUS 02 UAS along with their graduation documents.
  • Establishment of a study system based on two main cycles (Bachelor/Master system): CAMPUS 02 UAS has fully implemented this.
  • Establishment of a credit point system according to the ECTS model: The ECTS credit points transcript is a mandatory component for the accreditation of all studies.
  • Promotion of maximum mobility of students, lecturers, researchers, and administrative staff: A competitive economy demands an international orientation. That's why we promote international mobility for both part-time and full-time students as well as for all FH CAMPUS staff. Study trips, language courses, and summer schools complement the program. For this purpose, FH CAMPUS 02 cooperates with universities in Europe on one hand, and with companies and organizations worldwide on the other.
  • Promotion of the European dimension in quality assurance: Universities of Applied Sciences are obligated to establish a quality management system. Ensuring and developing quality at FH CAMPUS 02 is based on the European Standards and Guidelines.

June 1999

31 ministers from 29 countries sign the Bologna Declaration. The aim is to create a European Higher Education Area by 2010.

June 2000

The first Bologna Day takes place in Austria.

May 2001

In the Prague Communiqué, further steps and priorities for implementation are outlined. Croatia, Turkey, and Cyprus become members.

September 2003:

In the Berlin Communiqué, medium-term priorities until 2005 are established. With the inclusion of Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Vatican City, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, the Bologna Process is expanded to 40 member states.

May 2005

From the third follow-up conference in Norway emerges the Bergen Communiqué. Five additional participants are admitted: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

May 2007

In total, 46 countries participate in the Bologna Process. In the London Communiqué, priorities until 2009 are decided.

April 2009:

The 6th Bologna Ministerial Conference takes place in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve. In the Leuven Communiqué, priorities for the next 10 years are established: the full implementation of the Bologna objectives, particularly in the area of ​​study architecture, quality assurance, recognition, employability, and the relevance of qualifications for the labor market, strengthening the social dimension, as well as lifelong learning and international cooperation.

Source: www.bmwf.gv.at]


The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool for designing, describing, and implementing study programs and higher education qualifications. It is a student-centered system based on the transparency of learning processes and outcomes. ECTS aims to make study programs and qualifications more transparent, facilitate recognition, and thereby promote national and international mobility and permeability.

Bachelor's & Master's Degree Programmes

In general, university of applied sciences studies are designed to provide a scientifically based professional education. With the introduction of bachelor's programs in Austria, it is now possible to obtain an academic degree within six semesters. Master's programs at CAMPUS 02 UAS are not simply extended bachelor's programs; there is a clear differentiation concept underlying the separation of bachelor's and master's degrees. The goal of a bachelor's program is to prepare students for successfully handling specialized tasks or operational activities in their respective fields, while the goal of a master's program is to prepare students for successfully fulfilling leadership roles. Consistently, all master's programs at CAMPUS 02 UAS are designed to be pursued alongside professional work, as our philosophy is to not only provide theoretical knowledge but also to impart leadership skills through practical experience.
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